Provide feedback using Conversations on work shared with you

Version: Kora Courses, April 14, 2023 or later

Permissions required: Faculty

  • Kora enables student to share their work with faculty members for initial feedback, eliminating the need for formal submission.
  • When sharing their work for feedback, students have the flexibility to set the appropriate share settings. This ensures that they maintain control over who can access and provide feedback on their work.
  • Faculty members can provide feedback on shared work using Conversations, similar to how they add feedback on submitted work.
  • This feature enables interactive discussions and promotes effective communication between faculty and students, enhancing the feedback and learning experience.

Start a Conversation

  1. In the dashboard's "My Works" section, click on a work that has been shared with you (1).

The 'My Works' section of the Digication dashboard, with a numerical guide, 1, marking an ePortfolio

  1. Click “Conversations” (2).

An ePortfolio page, with a numerical guide, 2, marking 'Conversations'.

  1. Start a Conversation about the page (3) or a selection of text (4).

An ePortfolio page with the Conversations interface elements present; numerical guides mark the following: 3, the space for entering a comment about the entire page; 4, the space for entering a comment about a selection of text.

NOTE: Text selection works only with text created in Digication. Text in uploaded documents cannot be selected.

  1. You can format your text using the formatting tools (5).

An ePortfolio page with a comment entered for a text selection; a numerical guide, 5, marks the comment formatting tools.

Set permissions for the Conversation

  1. Set the permission level required to view the Conversation (6).


  • Permissions are set on a per-Conversation basis. All comments within the same Conversation will follow the same permission settings.
  • Conversations are only available for logged-in users.
  1. Click “Add” to give viewing permissions to specific people (7).

An ePortfolio page with a comment entered for a text selection; numerical guides mark the following: 6, selection of the permission level for viewing the Conversation; 7, 'Add.'

  1. Search for (8) and click on people to add (9).

NOTE: TTo be given permission to view a Conversation, a person must have at least “Viewer” permissions on the work.

An ePortfolio page with a comment entered, just after the click of the 'Add' button for adding permissions to the Conversation for specific individuals; numerical guides mark the following: 8, the search box; 9, a person who can be added.

  1. Remove individual permissions by clicking “Delete” (10).
  2. Click “Send” (11).

An ePortfolio page with a comment entered and a specific individual added to the list of those with permission to view the Conversation; numerical guides mark the following: 10, 'delete'; 11, 'send.'

NOTE: Depending on their notification settings, people given viewing permissions may be notified about conversation messages in Notifications (12), email, both, or neither.

The Digication dashboard with the Notifications panel open; a numerical guide, 12, marks a Conversation-related notification.

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