About Instant Access Discussions

About Instant Access

  • When the Instant Access setting is enabled, anyone who opens the discussion link (including users without a Kialo Edu account) can access the discussion with a specified participant role. This makes it easy to share Kialo discussions with groups who have not yet registered Kialo Edu accounts, such as when first introducing a class to Kialo.
  • Users who are not logged in to Kialo Edu are prompted to enter a username to use in an Instant Access discussion when they first access it. Users can change their discussion username later if desired.
  • You can change the role participants have at any time.
  • Be wary of students sharing the discussion link outside of the classroom, as anyone with the link will be able to contribute.
  • If an Instant Access discussion has been stopped, anyone opening the link will be able to view the discussion, but users cannot make any changes and new users are not prompted to enter a username. If the discussion is started again, users can resume making changes as before and the username prompt will reappear for new users.
  • If you only want users with Kialo Edu accounts to participate, you should only enable the Link Sharing setting.

Enabling and Disabling Instant Access Discussions

Note: To enable/disable Instant Access you must have Admin permissions or higher.

To enable an Instant Access Discussion:

  1. Click the Share button in the top-right of the discussion.
  2. Check the Enable Instant Access (don’t require Kialo accounts) option. The Link Sharing option is also activated and the URL to your discussion appears.
  3. Optionally, change the role participants will join with in the menu located to the right of the URL. This can be adjusted at any time.

Your discussion now has Instant Access enabled. Share the URL or QR code to the discussion with your students.

To disable an Instant Access Discussion:

  1. Click the Share button in the top-right of the discussion.
  2. Uncheck the Instant Access (Don’t Require Kialo Accounts) and/or Link Sharing options as required.

Tip: If you wish to revoke permissions for everyone without a specific role in the discussion, disable both the Instant Access and Link Sharing options.

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