How can I react to posts?

Learn more about enabling and adding reactions with SpacesEDU

Alasdair McMillan avatar
Written by Alasdair McMillan
Updated over a week ago

This article will walk you through SpacesEDU reactions, including how they can be added to a post and the different types of reaction settings available in each type of Space.

Reactions allow for easy engagement with your students: whether you are applauding their great work, celebrating an achievement, or simply marking that a post has been reviewed.

Adding Reactions

To add a reaction, simply click the smiling face button near the bottom left of a post.

From the pop-up menu, you can select among a few fun options including a heart, checkmark, applauding hands, and more.

You can add as many reactions to a post as you would like, however, only one of each type of reaction is permitted per post, per user.

To remove a reaction you've added, either:

  • click on the reaction icon (i.e., where it appears above the reaction menu)

  • open the reaction menu and select the same reaction again.

Enabling Reactions for your Spaces

Using reactions is optional. Before your students will be able to add and view reactions in your Spaces, you will need to enable them.

By default, Reactions are disabled. To change the Reaction settings for your Space:

  1. Either click on the Class Name at the top left of your screen, or click on the menu button (three dots) for a class from the overview page with all of your classes

  2. Click Edit Class

  3. From here, you can toggle Reactions on or off:

Students and family members will be able to add reactions to any post that they can view. With reactions enabled:

  • If you have the option for students and/or family members to view other students' posts enabled in a Space, they will also be able to add reactions to those posts

  • If the option to view other students' posts is disabled, students will only be able to add reactions to their own posts in that space, including any posts for the entire class or a group of students that includes them.

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