Setting up Lessons

Lessons let you save and reuse feedback

Teresa Cheng avatar
Written by Teresa Cheng
Updated over a week ago

Do you ever find yourself giving your students the same piece of feedback over and over again?  Lessons let you save your feedback, so you can quickly add a saved link, a text comment or voice comment to a Doc.  You'll need to set up your Lessons first, but once you have a good collection of lessons it can save a lot of time! 

With the free version of Kaizena, you are able to create up to 5 Lessons. To create more new Lessons, subscribe to Kaizena Progress.

Before you can use a Lesson in the Google Docs add-on, you'll need to set up a Lesson. You can either create a new comment on your Lessons page, or save an existing comment as a Lesson. (Both options are described below.)

Creating a Lesson on your Lessons Page

Click on the Lesson icon to get started:

This will take to to your Lessons page. You'll see a sample Lesson, and any other Lessons you've created.

To create a new Lesson, click "New Lesson":

Next, enter the title of the Lesson. You'll find the Lesson using the title - the title isn't visible to students, so don't be afraid to be descriptive! Some teachers include the subject or class in their Lesson titles, eg "English - Comma Splice."  That way, they can search for "English" to see all the lessons they use for their English class.

Once you've entered the Lesson title, click "Create":

This will create an empty Lesson. Add at least one comment to your lesson. You can add text comments (including links) or voice comments to Lessons.  If you're a Kaizena Progress subscriber, you can also attach files to lessons.

For a text comment, enter your message into the box, then click "Post":

To add a voice comment, click the microphone icon, then click "Start Recording":

As with normal voice comments, free users can record 30 seconds of audio, and Kaizena Progress subscribers can record ten minutes of audio.

You can review your comment before saving it: if you're happy with your comment, click "Post" to save it. You can redo the comment by clicking "Re-record":

If you're a Kaizena Progress subscriber, you can also attach files to lessons. To post a file, click on the file icon then select the file you wish to upload.

Your file name will show up beside the “Choose File” button. Click “Post” to add it to your Lesson.

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