The private reply feature allows you to start a private, two-way conversation with someone who has commented on a VoiceThread. Private comments are represented by a round Identity image with a padlock icon. To start a new private conversation or add to an existing one, click on the private reply button inside a person’s comment window. It looks like a padlock.
You’ll then see your own Identity image appear as a preview in the conversation channel so you can see where the comment will be inserted, and you’ll see the name of the person to whom you are replying in the comment fan at the bottom of the VoiceThread. Select the option you want to use, and then record your comment normally.
After you have saved your comment, you’ll see that new comment appear in the conversation channel. As you and the other person in your private conversation interact, you’ll see that conversation connected by a white line. No one else will be able to see this conversation.
Note: K-12 students are not permitted to private reply to anyone other than teachers in their own school. To disable private commenting for your students, have your VoiceThread Administrator adjust this preference in your Manager Settings.