Monitoring Q&A Discussion from within a Classroom

NOTE: Some institutions disable the Q&A functionality; if you do not see the Questions button or panel described below, check with your school's help desk to see if this is the case with your institution.

The Q&A Tab is one way to view class-specific and/or general questions and responses being posted about your course.

You can also view any class-specific questions, or post and respond to questions yourself while viewing the classroom content. Even though students can reference the location in class relevant to the questions they are posting, this may be a very helpful way for instructors to better isolate the class information that generates the most questions or discussion from students.

All questions posted from within the classroom, or questions that identify a particular class on the Q&A tab will appear in the Questions pane of the classroom.

To monitor classroom questions/discussions

  1. Go to the classroom.
  2. In the classroom toolbar, click the Questions icon to view student discussion, pose questions, and respond to students’ questions.

To post a question from the classroom

  1. In the classroom toolbar, click the Questions icon to open the Questions panel.
  2. Click NEW QUESTION.
    The panel changes to show the new question fields.
    classroom questions panel with a new question typed in
  3. Enter the question text.
  4. Click the paperclip icon to include an attachment with your question.
  5. Select whether to Reference class content with the question. This simply means that the classroom presentation will synch to the question when another user selects it.
  6. Enable the Post anonymously slider to post the question without your name. Instructors can see the authors of all posts; students cannot.
  7. Click POST QUESTION.

The question can now be viewed and responded to by students or other instructors of the section.

To respond to a question from the classroom

  1. In the classroom toolbar, click the Questions icon to open the Questions panel.
  2. Click the question you want to respond to.
    The Questions panel changes to show a button for responding as well as any previously posted responses.
    classroom with question panel open and question selected for response as described
  3. Click RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION.
    The question panel changes to show a response text box.
    classroom questions panel with response text box showing as described
  4. Enter your response in the text box.
  5. Click the paperclip icon to include an attachment with your response.
  6. Enable the Post anonymously slider to post your response without your name. Instructors can see the authors of all posts; students cannot.
  7. Click POST.

The Questions panel changes to show your response to the question.

classroom questions panel with question and response as described


Click the menu arrow (also called a "chevron") located to the right of a question/response to display the Edit and Delete commands. All users can edit their own (and only their own) questions or responses. Users can also delete their own posts.

As an instructor, you can delete any questions or responses posted by students if they are inappropriate.

To endorse a particular post, click the "thumbs up" icon.

NOTE:  The blue ribbon icon identifies questions you have submitted.