Comments on observations

 

Enabling comments

There are two places where you can enable comments on an observation.

The first is during observation creation.

In an observation, select the comment bubble in the observation. A message will confirm the action by saying Comments enabled. You can select the bubble again to disable comments; again, a message will confirm the action, this time saying Comments disabled. You will also notice a line through the comment bubble when comments are disabled and no line through the bubble when comments are enabled.

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The second is from the observation menu.

Select the menu on the observation of your choice. Then select Enable comments. When you do this, a comment bubble will be seen on the observation. If you want to disable comments, select the menu again and press Disable comments. The comment bubble will be removed from the observation.

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Teacher comments

To add a comment as a teacher, first, check comments have been enabled using one of the options above. Then, find the observation on the timeline and select the comment bubble.

Type your comment into the box and press the + button.

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Once you add your comment and select the + button, it can be seen by parents.

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You can also Edit or delete your comment by pressing the elipsis menu next to your comment.
Parent comments

Parents can add comments to observations where this has been enabled by a teacher.

To add a comment, parents select the comment bubble on the observation, type in their comment, and press the + button.

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They can also choose to Edit or Delete their comment.

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When a parent has added a comment to an observation, the teacher who created the observation will receive an in-app notification.

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The teacher can then either Approve or Reject the parent comment.

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They can also choose to write a comment in response.

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