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Forum Private Reply: Providing Feedback

Instructors can privately reply to a post within a Forum. This feedback method pairs well with Grading via Forum Ratings but can be used to provide more pointed feedback or direction in any forum setup.

Private reply visibility and functionality:
  • Other students CANNOT able to see these responses.
  • Others with Teacher permissions (or higher) in this course CAN see these posts just as they would be able to see grades.
  • Students CANNOT reply to private reply (much like gradebook feedback)

Enter the Forum in question.

Click the Discussion name

Click the Reply button for the specific post

Write your reply… then check Reply privately before you submit

Click the Submit button

You can identify a privately made reply by the smaller text saying This is a private reply. It is not visible to other participants above the post content.

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