Hashtags can be used by learners or instructors to organize and filter content for the Community. Unlike topics, which are created by instructors, hashtags can be created by anyone.
To use this feature when posting content, simply type # before the words you wish to tag.
Filtering by Hashtag
To filter your Feed by a hashtag, click on a hashtag link in a post or comment.
Alternatively, select the Hashtag filter from the feed toolbar. You can type the name of the hashtag you want to filter by, or you can choose the hashtag from the drop-down menu. While you can add a new hashtag at any time, you can filter by a hashtag only if that hashtag is already included in a post or a comment in your Community.
For a broader overview of mentions and hashtags, see Mentions and Hashtags.
Some Ways to Use Hashtags
- Use hashtags to point out connections that relate to the course, to help contextualize the content and relate it to your own life, or to function like Topics in courses where the instructor takes a hands-off approach to discussion management.
- Create hashtags that can help you express how confident you are in your posts and comments. For example, if you are answering another student's question, you could use the hashtag #uncertain when you are in the process of solidifying your views on a certain topic or aren't 100% sure in your answer. You could use #confident or #certain to signify that you are more confident in an answer. This can alleviate some hesitation you may feel when you aren't completely confident in a part of your Post, but you still want to be helpful or want to try to get the conversation started.