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How do I allow comments to be posted on a Lessons page

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Go to Lessons.

Click on the Lessons Page Title (e.g. Unit #1) in the Tool Menu to display the page.

Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool.

Click Add Content, then Add Comment Tool.

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From the Add Content drop-down menu, select Add Comments Tool.

Click Edit. (Optional)

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Click Edit to view or modify the comment properties.

Edit the comments tool properties as needed.

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To make comments anonymous, check the box nest to Keep Comments Anonymous.

Check the box next to Create Gradebook Entries, if you would like to grade the comments, and enter a maximum point value.

If students are required to add comments before moving on to a different Lessons item, check the box next to Require This Item.

Note: Students CAN read other students' comments.

Click Update Item.

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This will return the display to the Lessons Page with the Add Comments button.

Example of student comments from an instructor's view.

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Note: Students have 30 minuets to edit or delete their comments. Instructors can edit or delete a student comment at any time.

Common Questions about Adding Content to Lessons:

Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content

Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

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