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:
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:
Go to the video
Copy the video's link (URL)
Go to "Add a comment" in Annoto (you may either write a comment in addition to the video, or not - as you wish)
Paste the video's link (URL)
The video will be embedded in the discussion, as you can see here: