Collaborative Learning


Collaborative learning enables and endorses communication between peers in addition to communication between faculty and students.

The activity in the discussion is measured, analyzed and presented in the Annoto Analytics and Insights Dashboard, enabling to get a clearer view on class participation, students' collaboration, engagement and watching activity, as well as to manage the entire discussion directly from the dashboard.

Types of interactions:

Collaborative learning can include different types of interactions:

  • Guided Watching

  • Q&A

  • Students interactions

In general: questions can be asked and answered, class participants can share thoughts, ideas, theories and even impressions of the video.

Guided Watching

Instructors can guide students throughout the video watching experience.

This can be done in multiple ways:

  • Bringing their attention to specific moments in the video

  • Asking the students questions related to specific moments in the video

  • Translating or simplifying terms, phrases or ideas

  • Connecting moments in the video to class discussions

  • Highlighting moments that are important for the final exam

  • etc.


As the entire discussion is on top of the video, Q&A becomes an integral part of the video, not having to leave the video for other platforms in order to ask questions or clarifications.

Since every comment is time-based, all questions and answers are always within the context of the video, meaning: even an" "I don't get it" comment can easily be answered, knowing to what specific moment in the video it refers.

Good\ relevant\ smart comments can be highlighted by the "Educator's Thumbs up" feature (whenever an instructor "Likes" a specific comment or a reply). Click here to see how "Educator's Thumbs up" look like.

Q&A can be in all directions:

  • Instructor poses questions, students answer

  • Students ask, instructor answers

  • Student asks, other student answers

Students can even have the ability to post questions or comments as anonymous. In this case, only moderators (instructors) will see the user's name. Click here to see how Anonymous comments look in instructor's view.

Students Interaction

Students can use the platform to interact with one another, regarding video content:

  • Introduce themselves

  • Ask questions

  • Share thoughts

  • Reply to other students' questions

More on students interaction can be found here.


Encountered other types of interactions? We'd love to hear them! Click here to share them.