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How to use the confusion flag

The 'Confusion Flag' identifies slide presentation or video content students find confusing. The confusion can be viewed in the Step 1 - in the classroom or via step 2 - analytics.

In the classroom

1. The 'confusion flag' is visible in the icons displayed at the top of the screen in the 'classroom view'.

displays classroom option

2. Students can click on the confusion flag at any point during the presentation. The 'confusion will register next to the slide the student is viewing.

3. the number of 'confused' students will appear next to the flag as you teach, allowing you to make 'on the spot' decisions. For example if you notice 15 students in your class have indicated confusion, you can stop and revisit the content. If only 1 student is confused, you may suggest they use the Q+A tab to ask for further clarification.

displays confusion flag

NOTE: When students view the content containing a video as well as a presentation they will be asked to select 'video or slide' when they click on the flag. They can click twice to select both.

Hovering over the flag will show the teacher a breakdown of where the confusion has occurred. For example 3 'confusion flags' may link to 2 slide and 1 video.

4. An overview of the 'confusion flags' for the class can also be viewed by clicking on the 'thumbnail icon' inside any slide.

Displays thumbnail view


1. When you open the analytics page for your course you will see a 'confusing content window' is displayed in the engagement graph.

displays confusion content window

2. Underneath the 'Confusing content' are thumbnails from where students have indicated confusion - either within the video with a timestamp or the slide.

3. Clicking on the thumbnail will open the classroom at the location of the confusion, allowing the teacher to view the slide shown at the time.

displays open classroom option