Main Screen (Instructions, Stats & Initiating the Assignment)

As soon as you open a comprehension assignment, you will likely see the instructions from your teacher. Read these to find out more about the assignment.

After the instructions (section 1), the themes are shown (section 2), which you will have to eventually follow and act upon in order to prove your comprehension of the material. These are whatever your teacher has set, and they will require a preset number of in-text annotations (minimum 1), along with an optional summary for each theme. These are shown here to inform you of your progress.

If you scroll down, you will find section 3 contains a preview of the document you have to read. Press "Start Annotating" to do just that.

The Document Viewer

As soon as you do this, the document viewer will show up, along with a message box instructing you to select text you wish to annotate using your mouse, and then select the theme you will write about from the drop-down menu. 

Press "GOT IT" to continue. Indeed, as the message box indicates, you can start annotating by selecting text in the document, and subsequently, the theme you want to annotate about. You can either directly post the annotation, or also add a written elaboration. This will let your teacher, and if enabled, your peers, to see the annotation represented graphically in-text and also its contents.

Other Options

Some of the other options you have in the Comprehension module are indicated next to the blue arrows in the screenshot below.

Another way to see annotations of others, without clicking on "Annotations" below each theme, is by clicking the graphical, in-text elements, i.e., the grey boxes which light up to purple when you drag your mouse over them. 

To reveal the text behind any of them (if there is any), along with the theme for which they got selected and the author of the annotation, click them once. This information will show up on the right bar, where there are also social options (i.e., the ability to comment on the annotation/message, or to upvote it). 

This concludes the Comprehension module student view tutorial. If you run into trouble, do not hesitate to contact our friendly support team using the blue button in the left lower corner (within the modules, this can only be seen when not in focus mode).

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