Asking Students Questions
NOTE: Some institutions disable
the Q&A functionality; if you do not see the Questions button or Q&A
tab described below, check with your school's help desk to see if this
is the case with your institution.
The Q&A tab for the course allows you to post questions
or comments about the course in general or about a particular class. You
can design the questions to elicit responses from students or to provoke
discussions between class members on a topic.
Q&A posts that identify a particular class can be seen
while viewing the classroom
by clicking the Questions icon (two balloons) of the classroom
To create in-class activities and questions for students
to answer, see Adding
Interactive Slides to a Presentation.
To post questions for a course
- On the DASHBOARD,
find the course containing the class you want and click ALL
The class list page appears.
- Click the Q&A
- Click NEW
The left panel changes to show the new question fields.
- Enter a question or discussion text into
the New question text box.
- Click the paperclip icon to attach a file
to your question (a graphic or other item) if appropriate.
- Use the Select
a class drop down list to associate the question with a particular
class. If one is selected, the question is visible in
the classroom by clicking the Questions icon of the classroom
toolbar. If you do not select a class, the question is categorized
as a General Question about the course.
- Enable the Post
anonymously slider to post your question without using your
name (course instructors can always see who posted a question or response).
- Click POST
The question appears in the question thread.
Editing posted questions
You can edit any questions you have posted to a class.
You can only edit your own posts.
To edit a question
- Open the Q&A tab for the class
- Find and select the question you want to
edit so that it appears on the right of the page, as shown in the
- Click the menu
arrow (also called a "chevron") located to the right
of the question.
- Click Edit
from the chevron menu.
The left panel changes to show Edit Question fields and selections.
- Make changes to the question text as needed.
- If appropriate, use the Select
a class drop-down list to select or change the class to post
the question to.
- Enable or disable the Post
anonymously slider as appropriate (course instructors can always
see who posted a question or response).
- Click SAVE
when finished. Alternately, if you change your mind about editing
the question, click the X in the top right of the Edit Question pane
to cancel any changes and close the editing fields.