And now you can find and answer their questions more easily...
Beginning this week, Online Education is rolling out a new feature in the Discussion that will allow your students to mark a post or comment as a question, helping to draw extra attention to critical requests for assistance or clarification.
Here's how it works:
- When your student marks a comment as a question for you, you will receive a notification that a question has been asked. Clicking on the notification will take you directly to the post or comment containing the question.
- You will see the marker on the student's comment or post, indicating that this is a question for you.
- You can answer the question by posting a comment.
You might also want to tag the student to let him know his question has been answered.Learn more about tagging...
Students receive automatic notification when their instructor takes certain actions in the Discussion. If the student asked her question in a post, then she will get an alert when you respond. However, if she asked her question in a comment on someone else's post, only the author of the original post will get an alert — and not the student who asked the question.
BEST PRACTICE: You can't go wrong tagging the student, once you've answered her question.