Student: How Do Question Statuses Work?
This article gives an overview of how students and professors can view and interact with each Question status. In Top Hat, Questions can be used in five ways:
When a Question is in the Closed status only the professor can see it in their the Dashboard. When in the Closed status, the question is inactive and invisible to students.
When a Question is in the Ask status, the professor makes the question visible and active for students. Students logged into Top Hat on the web browser will see the question display automatically on their screen, and students using their mobile app will see it appear in the 'Lecture' section of their course. Students may then submit answers by SMS text response, web browser or mobile devices.
When a Question is in the Show status, the professor makes the question visible but inactive to students. Students may view the question on their devices, but may not submit an answer.
When a Question is in the Homework status, the professor has made a question active for students to answer outside of class. To answer Homework questions, students must log in to Top Hat and click on the Homework question in their Dashboard to make it visible (on the website) or go to the 'Homework' section of their mobile app. For Homework to be recorded in the Gradebook, students must input their answer and 'Submit'. If it is recorded successfully, they will receive a confirmation message.
When a Question is in the Review status, students must click on the question in their Dashboard to make it visible outside of class. In Review, students will be able to read the question, review what response they previously submitted, and show the correct answer for reference.
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