Add Student Comments

The Add Comments Tool will insert a tool that permits students to make comments. Once a student has added a comment, they may change or delete it for 30 minutes. After that, only an instructor may change or delete it.

To Add Comments Tool option:

  1. Select More Tools.
  2. Select Add Comments Tool.

  3. You should see Add Comments box show up in the list now.

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To edit the Comments Tool options:

  1. Click Edit next to Add Comments.

The Edit button will allow you to change certain details about the comment tool. This includes the following:

  1. To save your changes, click Update Item.
  2. The Delete option may be used to delete the comments block from the page.


To Grade Comments on Student Content:

  1. Enter Grade in Grading Pane
    1. Above Add Comment, click Show Grading Pane.

    2. A list of all the students who have entered a comment will appear.

    3. Enter grade in the Points box located to the right of the student's name.

    4. Hit the Return or Enter key to submit the value.

    5. Optional: You will see a button to Toggle Comments to the right of each student. That will show or hide a listing of all the comments entered by that student. Show Context will show you the whole page, with that student's comments highlighted.

  2. Enter Grade on Comment
    1. Open any student's page by clicking on the student's name.

    2. The comments will display at the bottom of the page.

    3. Enter points into the Points box which appears at the top right of every comment.

    4. Hit the Return or Enter key to submit the value.
      1. A green checkmark will appear to confirm that it was entered into the gradebook.
      2. A red X will indicate that submission failed.
NOTE:The points you enter apply to all comments by that student in that student content section. So if they have made multiple comments, any new score you enter will show next to every comment by that student.

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