Adding comments to online course lessons can be an essential tool in enhancing the learning experience. By providing a platform for students to interact with instructors and peers, it creates a more collaborative environment. This article aims to help educators utilize comments by providing a guide to using comments in Thinkific lessons.
Enabling Comments on Thinkific Lessons
Thinkific provides a built-in feature that enables instructors to add comments to their lessons. To enable this feature, follow these simple steps:
Accessing the Course Builder
First, navigate to the course builder in your Thinkific account. Here, you can create new courses or edit existing ones.
Enabling comments for the Course
In the course builder, go to the “Settings” tab and scroll down to the “Comments” section. Check the box that says “Allow comments on the course” to enable comments for the entire course.
Enabling comments for the Lesson
To enable comments for a specific lesson, go to the “Lessons” tab and click on the lesson you want to add comments to. In the lesson editor, click on the “Options” tab and scroll down to the “Comments” section. Check the box that says “Allow comments on this lesson” to enable comments for that specific lesson.
How to Add Comments to Thinkific Lessons
Adding comments to your Thinkific lessons can be a great way to interact with your students and provide them with feedback on their progress. Here’s how you can add comments to your lessons:
Accessing the Lesson Editor:
To add comments to a lesson, you first need to access the lesson editor. You can do this by going to the course builder and selecting the lesson you want to add comments to.
Adding Text comments to Lessons:
To add a text comment, simply click on the “Add Comment” button and type your comment in the text box provided. You can also format your text using the available options such as bold, italic, and underline.
Adding Audio/Video comments to Lessons:
To add an audio or video comment, click on the “Add Media Comment” button and choose whether you want to record a video or audio comment. Once you have recorded your comment, you can preview it and then save it to add it to your lesson.
By adding comments to your Thinkific lessons, you can enhance the learning experience for your students and provide them with valuable feedback on their progress.
Best Practices for Adding Comments to Thinkific Lessons
Adding comments to your Thinkific lessons is a great way to encourage student engagement and participation. Here are some best practices to keep in mind when adding comments to your lessons:
Keeping comments concise and to the point
When adding comments to your Thinkific lessons, it’s important to keep them concise and to the point. Long, rambling comments can be difficult for students to read and may discourage them from engaging with the content.
Encouraging student participation and discussion
Adding comments to your lessons is a great way to encourage student participation and discussion. Make sure to ask questions and encourage students to share their thoughts and ideas.
Responding to student comments in a timely manner
When students leave comments on your lessons, it’s important to respond in a timely manner. This shows that you value their feedback and are actively engaged with their learning process. Try to respond within 24-48 hours to keep the conversation going and show your students that you are invested in their success.
In this article, we discussed the importance of adding comments to Thinkific lessons and how it can enhance student engagement, learning and overall experience.
We covered the steps to enable and add comments to Thinkific lessons, and the best practices to follow when incorporating them.
We encourage all Thinkific course creators to start incorporating comments into their lessons and engaging with their students to create a more interactive and effective learning experience.