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Discussion on Work: For Students
Discussion on Work: For Students

How does Discussion on Work work as a student?

Updated over a week ago

Quick Student Explainer

This article will guide you through our Discussion on Work tool and its possibilities. This article is written to help you to enhance your understanding of the functionalities of this tool.


In step 1 you will find the instructions that have been set by your teacher. If you have to hand in work as a group or discuss within your own group, you will also see the name of your group and who's in it here.

Hand in 

When you scroll down to step 2, you will find the box where you need to hand in your file. You can either click select file to upload a file from your computer, or drag a file into the box. You also have the possibility to paste a website link, for example if you want to upload a Youtube video. 

If you have to hand in work as a group, only one of your group members has to hand in. Everyone else can also see what was handed in and what comments other students made about your work.

When you have handed in your work, the following screen will appear. If you want, you can add more files. By clicking on your file, you can view your submission in a separate window. If you did not upload the correct file, you can delete it by clicking on the trash icon.

Submissions: Accessibility

With any comment, instruction, submission or within our interactive study materials you have the possibility to add alternative accessible files as attachments. These options are:

  • Subtitles

    • We auto generate subtitles based on the submitted file - you can download and edit the subtitle file if you want to make changes.

    • Subtitles can also be uploaded by the user - if you want to add subtitles for your own instruction media instead of using the ones auto generated by FeedbackFruits, you can do so.

  • Audio description

    • You can record an audio description within the FeedbackFruits tool.

    • You can also create and attach an audio descriptive file yourself.

  • Text description

    • You can write a text description for any images or videos.

How will this look?

As a submitter:

When submitting a file, by clicking on the three dots on the right, you can click on 'Manage accessibility'. You will be presented with a pop-up indicating the accessible alternatives you can upload. You can easily upload or autogenerate your subtitles, upload or record audio, or add a text description in the same fashion as in other multimedia attachments in FeedbackFruits. A tag with the accessibility icon will appear next to the submission. You can manage accessibility any time.

Managing accessibility in submitted files.

Adding accessible alternative attachments.

As a reviewer:

In the submission step, next to the uploaded file, if accessible alternatives have been added, a green-tagged chip with the Accessibility icon will appear indicating the amount of accessibility alternatives available for that file type.

When inside a submission, by clicking on the top right corner 3 dots or the accessibility icon, the user can access the accessible alternatives.

Discuss with your peers

In step 3, you will discuss the work of your peers. Read the instructions (if the teacher has added them), and press go to the discussion

Note: you will have to wait until your peers have submitted their files, otherwise you can not start discussing their documents. As you can see below, you have to discuss the submissions of 2 peers, so you need to wait until you can discuss the work of 2 people before you can move on to the next step. 

Here you can see the work that your peers submitted. It is not shown in this screenshot, but if you scroll down you can also view the remarks on your own work.

Let's zoom in on the work of Donald Cook (student 3 paper). You are able to write a comment and upvote the document. If you click the three dots next to the document, you can download it. If you move your move your mouse on the document (top right), it will say show. Clicking on it opens the document. 

Now you can comment in the document and place annotations. You can either annotate a certain area of the document as seen below, or annotate specific phrases in the document. 

You are also able to see the comments other peers made on your classmate hand in assignment, and you can sort the comments according to your preference. Now it is sorted on location

When you have completed your peer reviews, you can move on to the open discussion in step 4 by pressing submit

Note: in this tool, it is about the number of works you have reviewed, not about the number of comments.

Open discussion

Again, press go to the discussion to view the other works.

This screen will open. You can sort the articles. Now it is sorted on most commented on. This screen looks similar to the one in step 3 but, now you are able to view all the documents, instead of only those from your assigned peers. You can now contribute to the open discussion by placing comments and upvotes. 

This is an example of student interaction where students have placed comments and reacted on other remarks and placed upvotes.   

Just like in step 3, if you click on the document in the top right corner, it will open. Now you can see it with more student activity

After (optionally) making more contributions to other works, you can go to step 5. 


Here you need to reflect on the discussion. Write your reflection, press submit and you are done!
You can edit until the deadline passes. 

This concludes the Discussion on Work | Student Perspective tutorial.
If you have any questions or experience a technical issue, please contact our friendly support team by clicking on the blue chat button (Note: support is available 24h every weekday & unavailable on the weekend).

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