Tags can be used in the community feed to structure and organise posts. It is also possible to search posts by tag which can be really helpful to go back through specific posts throughout the semester.
Pinned posts (formerly known as Important posts) can help you structure the Community feed and focus student attention on key posts.
On an existing post
- Click on Add a tag in the top right of a post.
- Type a keyword.
- Select from the dropdown if your tag already exists.
- Press enter to create a new tag.
- You can add as many tags as you want to a post.
On a new post with hashtags
- When writing a post, include a # before the word you would like to be used as a tag.
- When saving, the tag(s) will automatically be added to the post.
- If the tag doesn't already exist, it will be created.
- To view the community feed filtered by tags, use the Filter by tag dropdown.
- Both students and educators can add tags to their own Community feed posts.
- However, only an educator can both add and remove tags from their own posts as well as others' posts.
- Once a tag has been added, it can be removed from any post but cannot be deleted altogether. After removing a tag from all posts in the Community feed, it will still be visible in the tags library.
- Tags that we use in Aula are not like the social media hashtags you may be used to. They cannot be followed. Tags in Aula are there to help the reader navigate the Community feed and find the specific posts they may be interested in.
- At this time, we don't have a way to "@" tag students in posts.
- On the mobile app, it is possible to add tags via the # option when writing up a new post, however, it is not possible to add a tag to an existing post. This needs to be done from desktop.
- Use clear, simple and self-explanatory tags. For example, for posts pertaining to week 1, week1 may be a more effective tag than part1 or 1.
- Use consistent tags. For example, if week1 has been used to categorise posts for week 1, use the same tag for all the other week 1 posts. For example, do not use firstweek or week-1 etc.
- Communicate well to the students what each tag denotes. A separate page titled "Tags used in the Community feed" may be created under the Materials section for this purpose. This will ensure that students are able to choose appropriate tags for filtering old Community feed posts, as well as for adding to the new posts.
- Use multiple relevant tags for a single post. For example, if a post is relevant to both Group A and week 1 activities, it may be a good idea to add both groupA and week1 tags to the post.
- For an introductory activity, ask the students to share their introduction in the feed, adding the tag introductions.
- Ask students to post group-wise in feed the outcome of their group activity and tag the post with their group identifier; for example, groupA.
Important posts are now called Pinned posts.
- Click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the post.
- Select Pin Post.
To view a pinned post
- Recently Pinned posts will appear at the top of the feed for a 72-hour period after they are posted.
- The 3 most recent pinned posts will always be listed to the right of the top of the feed.
- All pinned posts can be accessed at any time by clicking on View all n pinned posts at the bottom of the Pinned posts section.
To unpin a post
- On an existing pinned post, click on the three-dot menu.
- Select Unpin Post.