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Dialog is a multimedia discussion board for professors and students. It can be used to facilitate class discussion, participation, and collaboration. Instructors post audio, video, or text prompts for students who then reply in a forum fashion. Discussions can be with the entire class, within a group, or one-on-one with the instructor.

Dialog has two views:

  • Discussions View: Sorts discussions by discussion type or category (i.e. presentations, individual discussions, group discussions, etc.), and then lists each discussion under their respective category. 
  • Groups View:  Displays groups created by the instructor (group name is labeled in the blue header). Under the group name, discussions assigned to that group are displayed.

Replying to Prompts and Posts

Instructors and students participate in discussions on Learning Suite through Digital Dialog. Instructors create the discussions, which can also be assignments.

If the Dialog tab is not visible, your class might not have Dialog enabled or the discussions might be embedded in Path units. For more information on Path, click

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1. Dialog prompts can be accessed from many places on Learning Suite. They may be linkedhere from Path, the Dashboard, the Schedule, and the Assignments page (if they are an assignment).

2. If you access Dialog discussions from the main tab, you will see a list of the discussions for this course [1], icons will indicate if the discussion is an assignment and if it is related to a Path unit [2]. Details about the discussion are found on the right columns [3].


3. Click on the title of the discussion you wish to respond to. Instructors create discussion prompts using text, video, or audio and the prompt may also include a file attachment or image.

The main prompt is at the top of the discussion with a blue background. Click the arrow as shown to reply to the instructor's prompt. You can also comment on other responses by clicking the arrow on their posts as shown below. Sometimes you can't comment on other responses until you respond to the main prompt.

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4. Click on the arrow to respond to the main prompt or another person's response. Type in your reply, record a video or audio response, or attach a file to your response. Click Save to post.


5. You will return to the conversation thread. You can edit your post by clicking the "edit" text. New posts are marked by a blue dot and instructors or TAs have a blue bar on the side of their posts.

Note: Only instructors can delete posts.

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Courtney Jensen
Spencer Ringwood
Naia Tauai
Spencer Warren
Alex Wotring
Brandon Theurer
Bryson Price
Juan Cuevas
Maddy Park
Taylor Quain
Braden Muns
Josh Rathke
Mitchell McCann
Jacob Batista
Ethan Gustafson
Jackson Ivory
Tyler Crop

Add an Image to a Digital Dialog Post

Students can insert images into Digital Dialog posts by using + Attachments (when using an image from their computer) or embedding an image from the internet.

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Embed Image in HTML

1. Find an image on the internet to use in the reply. Right click on the image and click Copy image address.

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2. Go to Digital Dialog and click Reply. In the reply box toolbar, click on Source to open the html source code.

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3. Paste the image address that was copied. In front of that image address, type <img src=”

Then at the end of the image address, type in “ />

The code will look something like this:

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4. Click on Source to see the image in the reply and make any text edits. Click Post to save the reply to the discussion.