Annotating Talis Elevate resources from your mobile device - staff guide

No matter what device you are using, you are able to add comments and make notes on your resources.

This article covers:

Please note: For annotating text via touch devices, currently only one word can be highlighted, so we'd recommend highlighting the first word of the text you're wanting to comment on.

Starting a new comment on a document

To start a new comment simply tap on the location in the document you're wanting to comment on. Tapping on a word will highlight text, tapping on a non-text element will drop a pin 

Select "Comment" to start making your annotations.


This will load a new tab in your mobile's web browser for you to add your comment. Enter your comment in the text box and select if you want to comment as yourself, comment anonymously, or just add this to your personal notes.


Once you select your commenting option, you will receive a brief confirmation message that your comment was saved, before being taken back to the original tab where you were viewing your resource.


Starting a new comment on a video

Rotating your device to landscape mode shows the video only, whereas the portrait orientation allows you to view the comments below the video. Here is a screenshot of a video in landscape (as this section is on commenting, we will show the rest in portrait):


To add a comment on a video in Talis Elevate, click on the timeline to skip through the video:


Click on the pencil icon to add an annotation.


That will mark your annotation on the timeline using your colour.


This video demonstrates the process:


Viewing and replying to comments

To view and reply to a comment, while on your mobile device, simply tap the comment's coloured highlight or pin and select "View comment".


This will open a new tab where you can view and reply (owned or anonymously) to the comment.


Once you've selected to reply or reply anonymously, your reply will save and display below the original comment.



Editing a comment or note

To edit or delete one of your comments or notes simply open the comment as described above, then tap on the action button and select edit.


Switching from class to personal notes

To see everyone's class comments on the resource, scroll to the top of the resource to see the Talis Elevate menu icons and click the double speech bubble icon so that it is underlined. To swap to see only where you have made personal notes, click the paper icon (it will underline).


Other useful information

Only comments made within the time period of your Talis Elevate Module will be visible. If your comments are showing, it's time to review your Talis Elevate module's start and end dates. For more information see our Class comments and module time periods support article

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