There may be situations where abusive or unwanted messages are sent to another student or in a group conversation. The reporting feature appears on individual messages and on group conversations.
The feature is not yet available in the mobile app.
Reporting single messages
Abusive messages can be reported to a teacher. The option is available on individual messages in any conversation type (other options in the menu might vary depending on conversation type and sender):
The option is not available on your own messages.
When the student Alejandra reports a message written by her classmate Brian, she can select a teacher to send the report to:
For Alejandra, she can now see the message as reported, and the menu will give her an option to cancel the report:
For any other participants in the same conversation, the message looks normal.
The report shows up in a 1-1 conversation with the selected teacher:
For the teacher, Shawn, the message shows up with an option to delete it:
Deletion can be undone from the same place:
When deleted, all participants in the conversation will see that it was deleted by a teacher, but nobody will know who reported it. With the exception of if it is in a 1-1 conversation.
Reporting group conversations
A group conversation created by adding individual users, can also be reported as a whole:
As for individual messages, the report is sent as a message to a teacher.
When a conversation is reported, the sender of the report will see the conversation is marked, and also see the report as a conversation with the teacher (or added to that conversation if it already existed).
The report can be cancelled by the one sending the report in the first place.
The teacher will see the report in the conversation with the reporter, and get the option to enter the conversation via a link.
Once in the conversation, the teacher can either delete any individual messages, close the conversation, or delete it completely.
Deleting individual messages will affect everyone in the conversation:
Closing the conversation will also affect everyone in the conversation:
The teacher is not a formal participant in the conversation and cannot be removed:
If the teacher deletes the conversation it disappears completely for all participants, but the teacher can still undelete by going to the original report: