Thinkific's On-lesson Discussion allows you to enable discussions for each lesson of your course(s) individually. With Thinkific's On-lesson discussions, you can engage your students and foster community in your courses!
This is not available with the Legacy Course Player. If you are missing this feature, see how to update your Course Player here. Legacy Discussions are not compatible with On-lesson Discussions and won't carry forward.
On-lesson discussions are enabled per lesson within your lesson settings:
Your students can access the On-lesson discussions through the badge that appears on each lesson that has discussions enabled.
Your students have the ability to include images and even upload files in their posts and replies!
Note: We recently released a security update for the text editor. The Upload File button is now restricted to document and media files.
Students can upload images under 10MB using the Insert Image button and any file type under 30MB using the Upload File button. If you need to post higher quality images - larger than 10MB - this can also be done with the Upload File button (right-most icon below):
Our discussions admin area allows has the ability to search and sort your discussions so that you can stay on top of all the discussions happening in all of your courses.
As an admin, you are also able to start a new discussion thread. Simply preview your course as a student, open a lesson's Discussions, and click to Create New Post. Any discussion posts created from an admin account will be labeled as having been created by an Instructor.
You can reply directly through our admin area! You can also mark any post or reply as Hidden if it is no longer relevant for your students.
The Site Owner, Site Admins, and creator of the discussion post will receive email notifications for any activity on the post. This means student's that create discussion posts will receive notifications to any replies on their post.
If you are looking for some additional discussion options where students have more control over notifications, check out our Community feature!
- On-lesson discussions are visible to any students who enroll in the course unless you have marked a post or reply as hidden.
- Any discussions from the legacy Course Player will not be accessible from your admin dashboard or to students through the course if you have enabled the new and improved student experience. If you'd like an export of your discussions from the previous course-wide discussion, send us an email and we'll be happy to assist!
Are you looking for a course level discussion? Check out our new Community feature!