Viewing and Responding to Student 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.
In large classes, a Teaching Assistant can help moderate
the Q&A submissions during class so the common questions can be answered
To view and respond to student questions
- On the DASHBOARD,
find the course containing the class you want and click ALL
The class list page appears.
- Click the Q&A
- Review the questions and click on the one
you want to respond to.
The question and any existing responses appear in the right pane of
- Click Respond
to this question.
A response panel appears below the question in the right pane.
- Enter your
response in the text field provided.
- Optionally, click the paperclip
to attach a file to your response.
- Enable the Post
anonymously slider to post your response without using your
name (course instructors can always see who posted a question or response).
- Click POST.
Alternately, if you change your mind about responding, click the X
located in the top right of the response panel to close without posting
Editing posted responses
You can edit any responses you have posted to a class.
You can only edit your own posts.
To edit a response
- Open the Q&A tab for the class
- Find the question you want to edit and select
it so that it appears in the right pane of the page, as shown above.
- Click the menu
arrow (also called a "chevron") located to the right
of the response text.
- Click Edit
from the chevron menu.
The bottom of the right pane changes to show response editing options.
- Make changes to the response text as needed.
- 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 response, click the X in the top right of the response editing
pane to close the editing fields and make no changes.