The discussion feature in Materials brings an additional element of engagement for students and educators. This enables educators to drive topic-specific conversation and allows students to fully engage in the module content they are reading in the Materials section of the Journey.
Discussions on mobile
Please note that discussions are currently only accessible from a web browser on a desktop. Our team is working on releasing this feature on mobile too.
Please feel free to check out our Aula Portal to leave any feedback!
Adding a discussion
To add a discussion to a page in your Materials:
- Navigate to Journey > Materials.
- Create a new page or edit an existing page.
- Scroll to the bottom of this page.
- Click +Add discussion.
- Write a Prompt.
- Save the change to your page.
Leaving Comments and Replies
Both students and educators alike will be able to leave comments and reply to comments.
The text editor in discussions is the same native Aula editor you will see throughout the Aula platform which means you can include the following in a discussion comment/reply:
- Links that unfurl,
- Files (from your computer or online drives)
- Voice notes,
- Code blocks,
- Assignment Blocks.
You can see more on this in Composing Posts and Messages
You will receive notification for replies to comments in discussion. If there are replies to a comment you added in a discussion, you will be notified.
However you will not receive notifications for other comments in a discussion.