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

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Instructors can allow students to add comments to a Lessons page. The comments can either be anonymous or have the student’s name attached. Comments can be graded and either required or optional.

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

Select Lessons.

select Lessons

In the target Sakai site, select Lessons from the Tool Menu.

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

Select Add Content.

select Add Content

Select Add Content from the Actions Menu.

Select Add Comments Tool.

select Add Comments tool

Select Add Comments Tool from the dialog box.

View Comments tool on page.

comments tool appears

Select Edit. (Optional)

select Edit

Hover over the top-right corner to select the pencil icon to edit the comment properties.

Edit the comments tool properties as needed.

Edit comments tool properties if desired
  1. To make comments anonymous, check the checkbox next to Keep Comments Anonymous.
  2. Check the checkbox next to Create Gradebook items for these to score the comments, and enter a maximum point value.
  3. To restrict this item based on a prerequisite, check the checkbox for Don't release item until all prerequisites are completed.
  4. If students are required to add comments before moving on to a different Lessons item, check the checkbox next to Require This Item.

Note: Students CAN read other student comments in this tool.

Select Update Item.

select Update Item

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

View of comments.

Comments will apear on the Lessons page

If the comments are graded, grades can be entered directly on the comment page, or select the Grading Pane icon to enter scores there. 

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