Collaborative Learning

The Use Case

Collaborative learning enables and endorses communication between peers in addition to communication between instructors and learners. . In general: questions can be asked and answered, participants can share thoughts, ideas, theories and even impressions from the video.

Type of Activity

Learner-Content Interaction, Learner-Instructor interaction, Learners Interaction.

Activity Flow

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

Types of interactions:

Collaborative learning can include Q&A (raised either by the learners or the instructor) as well as learners' interactions.


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, learners answer

  • Learners ask, instructor answers

  • Learner asks, other learners answer

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.

Learners Interaction

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

  • Introduce themselves

  • Ask questions

  • Share thoughts

  • Reply to other learners' questions

More on learners interaction can be found here.

Video as a comment in Collaborative Learning

Video as a comment can be an integral part of the discussion on a video, enabling the instructor and the learners to express themselves not only in writing, but also in speaking, using facial expressions, hand gestures and body language.

In addition, instructors or learners can easily record their screen, for demonstrations or to better make a point.

Gain Insights

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, learners' collaboration, engagement and watching activity, as well as to manage the entire discussion directly from the dashboard.

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