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How do I manage student chats with "Inbox"?
How do I manage student chats with "Inbox"?

View and respond to your students' chat messages from Inbox the Assignment Dashboard.

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Written by Kelly Burnette
Updated over a week ago

Writable's Instant Conferencing allows teachers to send chat messages directly to students, engaging them in the feedback process and providing a way to guide students in the moment.

The new Inbox on the Assignment Dashboard serves as a hub for student chats so teachers can see unread messages and respond quickly. In this article, we will take a quick look at how to get to the Inbox and use it to engage with your students.

1. Click on your assignment from 'My Assignments'.

Tip! Unread message alerts let you know if there are outstanding chats waiting for you in a particular assignment.

2. Choose the class.

3. Click 'Inbox' on the left menu. This box will show a red notification badge if you have unread messages waiting.

4. Click on a student's chat to open the conversation. As a reminder, students can initiate conversations or reply to the comments you've sent to them.

5. Use the reply box to send a message.


  • Click the lightning bolt to view and use saved replies.

  • Click the microphone icon to record a short audio note for the student.

  • You can adjust formatting and pasting in images using the copy/paste functions on your device.

6. Students will immediately be sent the message and be able to apply your feedback to their writing!

Note: Writable's Instant Conferencing allows teachers to edit and delete messages, but students will not be able to edit or remove a message they have sent. Students and teachers can react to messages sent in the chat using common emojis. If you have any questions about the Instant Conferencing feature please reach out to us at

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