SessionLab allows you to add comments and have a conversation with your collaborators via replying to comments. This is really useful when working asynchronously and if you want to keep all discussions relating to your session in one place.
There are two types of comments you can make: either commenting on a specific block (when you initiate the comment by clicking on the Comment icon to the right of a block) or in general on the whole session without linking the comment to a certain block.
You can also reply to a comment made on your session by clicking on the ‘reply’ button. If you’d like to make another comment on the same block, click on the ‘Create a new comment thread’ button to leave a create comment block.
By default, the collaborators you invite to a session receive an hourly digest email of the comments made on the session. This notification may be turned off for each user in their account settings.
Anyone invited to your session as a viewer or editor will be able to leave comments. Also, anyone you’ve shared the Visitor link with will also be able to comment on your session plan, and assign a name to the comments they leave.
If you are using the Classic block view in the agenda planner (you will be able to toggle between the Classic block view and Flexible blocks if you were a SessionLab user prior to 2023-12-20), than you can add comments by clicking on the comment icon to the right of any block.
If you're using Flexible blocks, you will find the comment icon under the 'Title and Description' column of your blocks. This icon will be visible while hovering over the specific block, if there are no comments added, and it will be completely visible when there are already comments added to that specific block.
In order to find the comment or a reply to the comment quicker, you can now sort the comments in your session agenda. Comments can be sorted by:
by the order of blocks in the agenda
by the last updated date
To sort the comments in your session planner, click on the arrow icon on the right upper side and choose the way you would like to sort your comments.
When a comment has been addressed, you might like to remove it from the comments panel by clicking on the ‘resolve’ button. The comment will no longer be visible, but if you’d like to see all the resolved comments in your session, you can click on the ‘Show Resolved’ checkbox:
Session owners, editors and viewers all have the ability to view resolved comments.