Best way for students to respond to each other?

What is the best way for students to respond to another student’s comment? Is there a way for them to do so directly, or should they just make their own post on a similar part of the text?

Hi, thanks so much for using Annotation Studio and getting in touch!

You are correct that users should just make another annotation on the same (or nearby) highlighted text to respond to other users’ annotations.

A feature allowing users to respond more directly, such as with a threaded comment or reply system, has long been requested. But we have come to the decision that this feature is outside of the scope of our project. Our project’s focus is primarily on annotations, rather than conversations—threaded comments are more suited to discussion forums, chats, and social media. Many learning management systems (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard) include a discussion forum feature, so we recommend using this if you have access to one of those.

Thanks again, and please feel free to reach out anytime with further questions or feedback.

Ben Silverman
Annotation Studio Team