One way that you can engage with students, staff and family members is through the Class Feed in your Spaces account. The Feed is where all Spaces posts live.
You can also control who has access to see, react to and comment on student posts. Read more about how you can adjust these settings here: How can I update Space settings?.
Commenting on Posts
Once students add posts in a Class Feed, you can provide feedback on these posts via the Add Comment field.
You also have different options for how you want to comment on posts, including text, audio, video, links and files from your device storage or Google Drive.
Once the first comment is added you can reply to a specific comment, creating a comment thread, or you can add a new comment.
Note: in Class Spaces students can see each other's posts by default. To change this, check out our article How can I update Space settings?.
All posts will appear in your Spaces Feed, regardless of whether they are Class posts, Group Space Posts or Individual Space posts. You can tell which posts are for which Spaces by the coloured label in the top right of the post:
Adding comments in the feed and incorporating different media are just the start of engaging your students with Spaces. Sometimes you might want to try a quicker and more open-ended form of feedback, or you may prefer a more structured process:
Looking for an even simpler way to engage with your students' posts? Check out how to enable and add Reactions.
Want to provide a detailed assignment with options for adding deadlines and embedded feedback? Take a look at Activities.
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