Available for: Pro, Admin, Owner
Commenting on Videos
All Pro users can receive comments on their videos from any registered Swivl users, including Standard ones. However, Pro users cannot comment on the videos by Standard users, they can only leave comments on the videos captured by Pro.
1. From your Library, navigate to the video you want to leave comments and click it.
2. Your comment thread appears on the right-hand side of the video.
3. You can choose to leave comments or notes, which are private and also time-stamped.
As you watch the video, you can click in the comments field at any time and the video will pause.
4. Type your comment in the text field and press 'Send' to post it.
When commenting on videos shared with you under "Feed," you have the option to make the comment viewable to everyone, or to leave a private comment for the video owner.
Comments are time-stamped, just like notes and slides, and can be used to navigate through the video. Click on a comment to jump to the moment in the video that the author wrote it.
If you are a member of a Team, you can also apply Rubrics and Scores.
You can also watch our handy video to see time-stamped comments in action:
Feedback mode is the easiest way to leave comments while enjoying our new “theater” viewing experience.
This feature is enabled by default for the viewer after he/she opens the project shared by a Pro user - via direct link, or in a Group. Thus any project you open from your Feed shared by a Pro user will open up in the Feedback mode so that the viewer can conveniently leave comments.
Feedback mode is available for you:
-only for one-video projects including multi-marker videos;
-for projects that were recorded and shared by other users, not your own;
-if the project owner is a Pro user.
To exit the Feedback mode, click on the 'Feedback mode' button in the bottom right corner of the video:
Note: Feedback mode is currently not available for the Project owner.
Coaches and peers leave time-stamped comments on teacher videos to focus the conversation on specific rubrics or high impact moments. For longer videos, this could mean dozens of comments. To save time, wouldn’t it be great to automatically skip to high impact sections of the video where a comment was posted? Now you can. When three or more comments are present in the video just enable Comment Playback while reviewing your Swivl Teams video to optimize playback based on comments, including Bookmarks! The video automatically starts playing 10 seconds before the moment when the comment was left until 10 seconds after this moment and then switches to the next comment.
If you are the owner of the video and would like to share the video with someone but don't want them to leave comments on the video, you can block leaving comments:
You will see a lock:
Viewers won't be able to leave the comments but they will be able to see the comment left before.
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