The Annoto Comments Space enable a discussion between all the viewers of a video - learners and instructors. Every comment that is added gets a time-tag, meaning: you can always see to what specific moment in the video each comment refers and understand its context.
If you want to add a comment, simply start typing in "Add a comment..." section. The video will be automatically paused (so you won't miss anything while writing).
Once your comment is ready, simply hit Enter, or click the submit button (green arrow, as you can see in the image below):
and your comment will be added to the discussion:
The Educator indicator
In addition to the name of who wrote the comment, every comment (or a reply) provided by the instructors is marked with the Educator indicator (the graduation hat beneath the user image).
Learners' comments do not have the Educator's indicator icon.
Learners can even have the ability to post questions or comments as anonymous. In this case, only instructors will see the user's name. Click here to see how Anonymous comments look in instructor's view, as you can also see in the following images:
Each comment (in the Comment Space) and each note (in the Personal Notes Space) gets a timetag that reflects in what specific moment in the video it was added. Therefore every question, comment or a note is always in the context of the video.
The Annoto Timeline provides a quick overview of the discussion and indicates specific moments in the video that includes many comments or questions.
If you wish, you can add a sentiment to your comment, to indicate its type:
You may choose your sentiment by clicking on the Plus icon near the comment that you are typing, as you can see here:
If you want to move to the next line in your comment, click Shift + Enter.
You are free to edit or delete any comment you write.
Editing or deleting a comment is done by clicking on the 3 dots menu, that is revealed when hovering the comment's date:
If you want to reply to a comment - all you have to do is click on Reply below the comment, write and hit send, as you can see here:
Whenever a comment has replies, the number of replies is mentioned below the comment. Clicking on that will open the reply so you can read it, as you can see here:
A comment can be “liked” simply by clicking on the red heart near the “reply” button.
The number of "likes" a comment received is shown as well.
Whenever an instructor “likes” a learner's comment or a reply, that comment\reply is marked with “Educator’s thumbs up” (yellow medal on the comment).
As you can see in the following images:
An instructor has the ability to delete learners’ comments from the discussion (in case of inappropriate comments, for example).
Deleting a learner's comment is done by clicking on the 3 dots menu, that is revealed when hovering a comment's date:
You will see that the comment was deleted:
Students will not see this comment at all (as if it was never written).
If we take a closer look on an added comment, here is the info we have on each comment:
In order to add an external video (a YouTube video, for example) in your comment:
Go to the video
Copy the video's link (URL)
Go to "Add a comment" in Annoto:
4. Paste the video's link (URL)
5. Hit "send".
The video will be embedded in the discussion, as you can see here:
You may comment with your own video: a camera recording (of you) or a screen recording.