Add private comments to student videos

As an educator, you can add private comments to a video posted by a student in a topic so that only they can review it.


  • Even if your topic is not moderated, you can post private comments as an educator or co-lead.
  • Students who post comments on moderated topics, will find specific messaging to let them know that only they can view it along with the educator and co-lead, until the comment is activated. Learn more about how to turn topic moderation on or off.
  • Educators can't add threaded private comment replies. If the comment is private, the reply will also be private. If the comment is public, then the reply will also be public. 

How to add private comments

Web Browser Mobile Application
  1. Go to and log in.
  2. At the left, in your groups home, select a group.
  3. Select a topic with a video to which you want to add a private comment.
  4. Under "Responses," open a video.
  5. At the bottom right of the video player, click Comment Comment.png.
  6. To the right of the video, in the comments section, under the "Add a comment" text box, click Public Down.png and select Private comment. 
  7. Choose the type of comment to add.
    • Text comment: In the "Add a comment" text box, enter your comment.
    • Video comment: Under the "Add a comment" text box, click Video comment Photo_camera.png. Record your video comment.
  8. . Then, click Send.

Note: Educators of the group can download video comments. Next to the video comment, click More More.png > Download video Download_arrow.png.


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