Using Class Conversations for Items

When to Use?

If you enable class conversations for individual content items, students can discuss the content with you and their classmates. They can ask for help, share sources, or answer questions others have. As the conversation develops, it appears only with the relevant content. 

You can enable conversations for these content items:

  • Documents
  • Assignments
  • Group assignments
  • Tests
  • Group tests
  • Offline submissions
  • Links to teaching tools


To enable class conversations on a content item, follow the steps below:

1. Select the item's Settings icon to open the panel with the item's details and information.

Item settings icon

2. Select Allow class conversations.

allow class conversations

NOTE: Conversations only appear in the menu if you selected "Allow class conversations" in the item's settings.


To view class conversations on a content item, follow the steps below:

1. Items with a new conversation will have an icon appear next to the item's title on the Course Content page

Conversation notification on content item

2. Click on the item to open the item's menu

3. Select the Conversation icon in the top right-hand corner to open the conversation panel

Conversation notification in item menu

NOTE: A purple circle appears with the icon to indicate new activity.


Navigating Conversations:

Conversations are set up the same as discussions. Two levels of replies are allowed for each first-level response.

conversation panel

  1. What do you want to say? Add a response or reply to a student. Optionally, use the functions in the editor to format your response.
  2. Save a draft. You can start a response, save it as a draft, and finish it later.
  3. What's new? New responses and replies appear with a ew icon.
  4. Edit and delete contributions. Open a response's menu and select Edit or Delete. As an instructor, you can edit or delete any course member's response. Students can delete their own responses, but they can't make edits.
  5. View activity and search for participants. View the list of participants and their activity, and search for a specific participant.
  6. Refresh your view. Check for new activity since you opened the conversation.


See also: Conversations


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