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Widget category: Post creation and collections

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What are widgets and how do I use them?

How to use sharing permissions to control post visibility


A post widget and a collection widget can be used together in order to create a sharing activity.

  • Post widgets allow learners to post their work to the class.
  • Collection widgets display these posts in a gallery or feed so that other people in the class can see them. 

These are great tools for setting up divergent learning activities where a learner can share their work with the class to gain feedback, start a discourse, or engage in other social-constructive activities.

In the following example, a learner uses the post text widget to share an idea for a project. This post is then displayed in a gallery widget so that all learners in the class can view and comment on it.

By default, when a learner makes a post, it is visible to all other learners in a class. However, there are many ways to change the share settings to create different types of learning activities. For example, private activities or activities that require learners to attempt an activity before viewing other responses.

Learn more about how to do this in: How to use share settings

 


Post widgets 

When you add a post widget to a page, a gallery widget is automatically added after the post widget.

You don't have to manually set up a gallery widget unless you want to create a more advanced activity where posts from multiple widgets are displayed in a single gallery.

 

Post text widget

 

The Post text widget allows learners to share text into a Gallery.

These activities can be set up to be private (viewable only by the learner and course staff) or public (viewable by the entire class). 

How do I use the Post text widget?

 

Post image widget

 

The Post image widget allows learners to share images (.jpg, .png or .gif) into a Gallery.

These activities can be set up to be private (viewable only by the learner and course staff) or public (viewable by the entire class). 

How do I use the Post image widget?

Post file widget

 

The Post file widget allows learners to share video, audio, or document files into a Gallery.

These activities can be set up to be private (viewable only by the learner and course staff) or public (viewable by the entire class).

How do I use the Post file widget?

 


These widgets collect and display posts made by learners and facilitators in your course and allows them to interact with each other’s contributions.

 

 

The Gallery showcases posts made by learners.

Gallery widgets are automatically added when you add a post widget to a page.

If you have multiple post widgets on one page, you can have a gallery for each one or delete the extra galleries to have one gallery display all posts.

How do I use the Gallery widget?

 

 

The feed shows the latest activity of people in a class.

It can highlight posts as well as comments to promote more discussion within the course community.

By default, every course has a course feed which shows activity from across all the pages in the course. 

How do I use the Feed widget?

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  • Another thing which is important is Share Setting. If post something is part of assignment, then we have to set the post visibility setting to Teachers and author only, so the submitted file/image/text will not be visible to everyone.

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    • That's a great point! We've since updated this help doc with links to a new article that explains how to use share settings to create different types of learning activities: How to use share settings

      It goes through how to set up a private activity as well as many other common scenarios. Hope that helps.

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