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How can I engage with my course's students?

Every course on the app has a classroom, they provide a great opportunity for reflection and discussion about the course's topic. Course students use the classroom to ask questions to the teacher while they make their way through the course. 

We ask that you dedicate around 15 minutes a day to respond to course questions and reviews, especially for the first week or two following the launch. Checking your course’s classroom often will also benefit the long-term success of your course. 

At Insight Timer, our goal is to create a quiet place of contemplation for our community and to support our diverse community of teachers to earn income by sharing their message.

Please note that, while Insight Timer celebrates and rewards genuine and thoughtful eng
agement, we don't reward behavior that artificially increases the number of comments, plays, and reviews.

How to reply to comments in the Course Classroom?
You can reply to comments either via text or audio (our preference is audio).

  1. Log in to your teacher dashboard https://teacher.insighttimer.com/
  2. Click on the Courses tab in the menu bar on the left of the screen
  3. Select the course you would like to check on (right-hand menu)
  4. You'll see a host of questions sitting under "Waiting"
  5. When you see a question you'd like to answer click on the microphone icon in the text box and follow the prompts

When you respond to a question you will notice it moves from "Waiting" to "Replied"

Best practices

A couple of things to keep in mind when responding to comments using audio:

  • Make sure you're using a good microphone. Audio quality makes a huge difference
  • Please say the person's name when answering their question. For example, "Hi, Anne"
  • Repeat the question (or summarize it) before you answer. This provides context for other listeners
  • Try not to make replies too long. Between 1-2 minutes for most questions should be fine

How to reply to reviews

  1. On your course classroom, click on "View Reviews". (This is located under your course's title)
  2. Select "awaiting"
  3. Write your reply

NOTE: It is best to use Chrome as your browser


The course classroom is an interactive environment that serves as a platform to engage with students and address their inquiries, we encourage you to focus on fostering a conducive learning environment within the course classroom. 

We will not tolerate any promotion of off-platform activities which includes mentions and links to external resources, products, services, websites, books, courses, social media, retreats, email newsletters, and/or requesting personal data from students. 

We reserve the right to unpublish courses that do not follow these guidelines.


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