Oct 12, 2015 // For DigitalChalk Users, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

How to Use Course Commenting


Course commenting is a great feature for online educators to use to easily interact with their students in a direct way within DigitalChalk.

To make course commenting available to your students you will want to enable it when creating the offering (you can also go in at any time and turn commenting off/on).DigitalChalk: How To Use Course Commenting

How do students leave a comment?

Students can leave a comment on each element in the course simply by clicking on the comment icon to the right of every element in the course.DigitalChalk: How To Use Course Commenting

How do instructors leave a  response to students comments?

Instructors can leave a response to students comments by:

  1. Clicking on the ‘Instructor Gradebook’ tab and selecting the title of the course the student made a comment in.
  2. Select the student’s name to bring up the list of elements in the course and look to the left of the element for the comment icon.
  3. To respond click on the commenting icon and it will bring up a new window for you to answer the student. DigitalChalk: How To Use Course Commenting

Will I get an email to let me know that a student has commented on an element?

Yes, any time a student has made a comment on an element you will automatically receive an email to let you know.

Will the student receive an email to let them know the instructor has responded?

You will want to set up a notification that will send an email to the student after an instructor has responded to the email associated with their account. Follow this step-by-step guide on how to create that notification.


If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call or email our support team at 877-321-2451 opt. 2 and support@digitalchalk.com.

Want to learn more about the DigitalChalk e-learning platform? Call us at 877-321-2451 opt. 1 or request a live demo with a Product Specialist.

Bekah Stinehour

Technical Writer

Bekah is a customer advocate, marketing assistant, and a technical writer for DigitalChalk. She graduated from Auburn University in 2012 and has been working with DigitalChalk for three years.

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