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What are Tags?
Tags are a way of categorising your reflections. You can add multiple tags to reflections so for example you could add; Best Practice, Year 9, Maths as 3 separate tags, which you could then filter by to sort your reflections.
You can add public tags (available for all users that you have chosen to share the reflection with to see/add to) and private tags (only for your reference).
Why Tag a Reflection?
Filtering your reflection by tags is a useful tool to search or filter Reflections in your reflections library. You can tag individual Reflections with certain labels that relate to that piece of footage. Reflections can then be filtered by a tag to quickly and easily find particular Reflections.
Under the Reflections tab along with the top menu. This is your personal Reflections library. Here you will see all of the reflections that you have created and those that others have shared with you.
Once you start to have a collection, it can be useful to be able to filter this library to view specific reflections. Filtering can be done by organisation (useful if you're in a wider network of schools), by user (to see all the clips that a certain colleague/s has shared with you), and by tag (to see reflections that have been labelled with a specific tag).
To tag a reflection click the tag icon on the reflection under your reflections library.
Within this following menu, you can:
1) change the permission of the public tags. (Only the owner of the reflection has the ability to change this permission. If you are looking at the tags of a reflection that has been shared with you, you won't see this element.)
There are two options:
- Only you can add public tags. This means that it is only the owner of the reflection that can add public tags to the reflection which can be seen by all users that the reflection is shared with.
- All users can add public tags. This means that all users that the reflection is shared with can add and remove the public tags associated with it.
NOTE: If you change this permission, remember to click 'Update' to save the changes.
2) Add Public Tags
3) Add Private Tags
Just type into the bar to add a tag. Click on it in the list that appears as you type or press the tab key on your keyboard to attach the tag to that reflection. To remove a tag, click on the X that is to the left-hand side of it.
Public Tags and Private Tags
- Public Tags - visible to all users with access to the reflection.
- Private Tags - only visible to you.
In this example, the owner of the reflection has tagged the reflection: maths, class discussion, questioning. Anyone who can access the reflection can filter and view these tags.
They have also added a private tag that is only relevant to them.
NOTE: Be careful with your spelling and decide whether you will use spaces or capitalisation. If there is a difference (e.g. questioning, Questioning, questiong or classdiscussion, class discussion) they will register as separate tags and make the filter process less straightforward.
When you click Close, you'll see that the tags icon now indicates how many tags are associated with this reflection:
Tags on Shared Reflections
We are now in Steven's reflection library. You can see here that Sharon shared her math's lesson (24/04/18) with Steven. But, in his library, there are only 3 tags in the tag icon.
By clicking the icon, we can see that Steven can only view the three public tags that Sharon set.
Also, he cannot add or remove any public tags since Sharon set the permission to 'Only you can add public tags'.
Steven cannot see the private tag that Sharon allocated.
What Steven can do is add his own private tags. He has control over these and can add them to reflections shared with him to meet his own organisation and filtering needs. And Sharon will not be able to see these as they are private to Steven.