The Conversations feature allows content creators to collaborate, review, and discuss a video with others. Conversations aligns written comments and drawn annotations with specific points in the video, making reviews quick and easy.
Share a URL link with others so they can review or comment on a video. Anyone who receives the URL needs to sign in to TechSmith Relay to view the video and add comments.
Note: A Relay video that contains a Conversation has a different URL than an original Relay video.
The Conversations feature integrates with Blackboard, Canvas, D2L Brightspace, and Moodle Learning Management Systems. Add a video Conversation via the LTI integration to allow students to view and comment on a video.
Play the video then pause to insert a comment at that specific location. Type your comment in the text box below the video.
Add visual annotations, such as arrows or shapes, to help show areas on the screen and to provide better context.
Play the video then pause to insert an annotation at that specific location. Click an annotation tool from the toolbar and draw on the screen.
Those who comment can edit their own comments.
There is no limit to the number of Conversations that can be added to a video.
Click the Create Conversation button and give the new conversation a unique name.
Note: Each conversation will have a unique URL and will contain separate comments.
Video owners and TechSmith Relay admins will be able to create conversations for Relay videos. These conversations will not be searchable by viewers and must be shared via direct link or added to an LMS course. A viewer cannot create conversations for videos they do not own.
There is currently no limit to how many conversations you can have per media.
From the video page, choose the Conversations option. This will list all created conversations for that media, and you can add new ones as well.
Yes, both features work well side-by-side. However, the ability to comment on a video is temporarily disabled while a viewer is answering a quiz question.
Technically yes, but it will still require users to sign in in order to view and participate in the conversation. It is not possible to create a public conversation at this time.
Yes. Email notifications are sent to the video owner, and to commenters when someone replies to their specific comment. A View Now button in the email takes the reader directly to the video to see the comment and continue the conversation.
Yes, it is possible to download a CSV file of all comments within a conversation from the Relay video page. Select the contextual menu for the conversation, then choose Download Comments.
Yes, mobile view - including adding comments and annotating - is optimized for this feature.
The Conversations feature integrates with Blackboard, Canvas, D2L Brightspace, and Moodle. Each conversation can be added as an LTI object, and where grading is possible, will report quiz or viewing percentage scores back to the LMS gradebook.
If you copy a course that contains conversations in your LMS, a new Conversation will be created for the fresh copy of the course, without copying over the existing comments. Your original conversation can still be accessed from the Relay video page.
Conversations can only be added to videos hosted in Relay and is not available for imported YouTube videos or images at this time.
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