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Add a comment
The Annoto Comments enable a discussion between all the viewers of a video - learners and instructors. Every comment that is added gets a time-tag, meaning: you can always see to what specific moment in the video each comment refers and understand its context.
If you want to add a comment, simply start typing in "Add a comment..." section. The video will be automatically paused (so you won't miss anything while writing).
Every comment is time-tagged, meaning everything you write is always in the context of the video. Clicking on the time-tag of each comment takes to the exact moment in the video it refers.

What else can you do with a comment?

Adding a sentiment

If you wish, you can add a sentiment to your comment, to indicate its type:
You may choose your sentiment by clicking on the smiley icon near the comment that you are typing, as you can see here:
Once your comment is ready, simply hit Enter, or click the send button (green arrow, as you can see in the image below):
and your comment will be added to the discussion:

Multiple lines

If you want to move to the next line in your comment, click Shift + Enter.

Rich Text messages

You can format your messages:
Ordered list (Type 1. (or any other number followed by a dot) at the beginning of a new line and it will magically transform to ordered list)
  • Bullet list (Type * , - or + at the beginning of a new line)
Shift + Enter to a new line
  • Emojis (Add smiley faces, hearts, winks etc. by typing their shortcuts and a space after them: :-), <3 , ;) or :p )
  • Bold - Type double asterisks for **Bold text**
  • Italic - Type underscores for _Italic Text_
  • Highlight - Type equal signs ==like this== to highlight
  • Blockquote - Type > at the beginning of a new line

Mention a user

Whenever People Space is enabled on the widget, you can mention a user in the comments space by using '@' .
To mention someone, type '@' in the editor then start typing their name. Then, choose the person you want to mention from the list of suggestions.

Adding an external video as a comment

In order to add a video in your comment:
  1. 1.
    Go to the video
  2. 2.
    Copy the video's link (URL)
  3. 3.
    Go to "Add a comment" in Annoto (you may either write a comment in addition to the video, or not - as you wish)
  4. 4.
    Paste the video's link (URL)
  5. 5.
    Hit "send".
The video will be embedded in the discussion, as you can see here:
You may also see how to do so in this video.
Recommended further reading:
You can see your entire course activity in My Space

Recording video as a comment

When Video as a comment is enabled, Annoto users can reply not only with text, but also in any of the following recording options:
  • Self-recording (Camera)
  • Screen recording
And just like everything that happens in Annoto, this ability is also performed within your LMS (without having to go to a different platform) and without the need to download anything.

How to record?

In order to record a video as your comment:
  1. 1.
    Click “Add a comment” in the Annoto widget
2. Click the video camera icon:
3. Choose what you want to record: Camera or Screen
4. Select the settings (Microphone\ camera)
If you chose Camera – you will see at the left bottom a screen of what will be recorded
6. You can pause the recording anytime by clicking the Pause button and you can continue recording by clicking on the red button:
7. Whenever you want to end the recording, click on the Stop button:
8. Now you can choose what you want to do with the recording:
a. Post – will add the video as a comment
b. Click the X button – will not save the video.
In case you clicked the X button, and you want to record again – click on the video camera icon in the comment and start recording.
The video will be added to the discussion, as you can see here:
You may also see how to do so in this video.
Recording video as a comment checklist
In order to record video as a comment, no need to download anything or to go to a different platform. All is within your environment!
If you want to make sure everything is set up for recording, feel free to check out this list:
  • Internet connection – Internet connection must be stable.
    • Make sure you have a 0.5 Mbps (500K) internet speed.
    • You can check your internet speed here.
    • If possible, a wired connection is preferred.
Equipment (Camera\ Microphone)
    • Make sure you are not currently using your camera in a different app (a camera can be used only in one application at a time).
    • Make sure your browser permissions allow using the Microphone and Camera.
      • If you need to enable your microphone and camera and no prompt has shown, you can see how to set it here.
      • If a prompt shows up, make sure to allow using the camera and microphone:
  • Browser
    • Make sure your browser is always up to date. If you are not sure, feel free to check it here.
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