For learners

Start a new discussion

You can start a discussion on any step by looking for the "Start a discussion" button below the step content. 

When the discussion panel pops up, enter your question and then hit "Post Discussion." 

You can optionally upload images, video, and other files from your computer using the "More information" section. 

Once you post your question, any moderators or teachers on your course will be notified and can respond. Additionally, anyone else learning in the course can view and respond to your question as well.

When someone responds, you’ll get a notification by email and in the app that looks like this: 

Click on the notification and it will take you to the discussion. You'll also see a colored dot on discussion questions that have unread responses.

💡 Tip: Reply by email. You can also respond to someone by replying to a discussion notification that arrives in your email inbox. Simply write your response above the reply line and press send. (Just be aware that your automatic email signature will be sent with your reply unless you remove it.)

Reply to discussions

As you take each step, you may come across two types of discussions to view and interact with:

  1. Course discussion questions: These are questions left by the teacher or course-creator for you to respond to as part of the step. You can also see how other learners responded by opening the discussion.

  2. Personal discussion questions: You can see any questions a fellow learner has asked by scrolling to the bottom of a step. If you think you have something to contribute to a discussion, it’s always helpful to dive in and respond.

Open the discussion and then click on a "Reply" link to open a text box and type your response. You can add images, videos, and other files using the editor's toolbar.

Be sure to save and post your response.

How discussions work


To subscribe to a discussion, select the "Subscribe" button, and you’ll be notified when someone responds or upvotes.

To unsubscribe and stop receiving all notifications, select the "Unsubscribe" button.

You can follow any notification straight to the original discussion by clicking on it. To unsubscribe, follow the notification to the discussion and then use the unsubscribe button to stop receiving further notifications.

Edit or delete

Hover over your discussion or post and select the additional actions icon (...) for the options to edit or delete that discussion or individual message.


Discussion posts can be "upvoted" using the up arrow (^). Each question will display a number of responses and number of upvotes.

Each post will show the number of upvotes and responses will be threaded.


Filter any discussion to see a certain type of post first. "Best" will show the most "upvoted" responses first. "Active" will show posts with the most responses first.

Hide, show, and dock

On larger screens, you can hide and show the discussion window by clicking outside of it and then back into it (and you won’t lose your answer if you were writing one). You can also “dock” it on the bottom of the screen instead of the right side by clicking the dock icon:

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