NowComment lets students discuss and annotate content together. Since it integrates with UVaCollab through the NowComment tool, setting up private class groups is easy. In this guide, we'll show instructors how to add and edit content.
Instructors can add content to NowComment for students to discuss. Instructors can also let students add their own documents.
When instructors add the NowComment tool in UVaCollab, NowComment automatically generates a group for the class. This lets students go to documents through UVaCollab, and keeps all class documents private.
If you're an instructor and you want to add your own content, you should:
- Add the NowComment tool to UVaCollab
- Create a bridge between the tool and NowComment
- Add your document
- Students can now comment on the document at the paragraph, sentence, or document level
Instructors and students can also make class blogs to hold content.
Instructors can manage comments by editing or removing them.
Instructors might need to assess student commenting before they assign participation grade. The multi-doc report function in NowComment makes this easy to do. Learn how to use reports in NowComment.
How can I learn more about using NowComment?
This Knowledge Base is a great source of step-by-step guides to using NowComment at UVA. NowComment also hosts its own extensive guides at nowcomment.com/help.
Who do I contact if there's a problem with the NowComment tool in UVaCollab?
The NowComment UVaCollab tool is powered by the Sciences, Humanities and Arts Network of Technological Initiatives. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report bugs – we'll solve the problem as soon as possible.