Discuss.io allows project owners and collaborators to create interactive discussion guides available in the meeting room to help moderators stay focused and observers know what's coming next.

Create and Edit a Discussion Guide

When enabled for your project, you can create a discussion guide on the Project Overview page.

Organize your questions into sections. For each section, set an optional amount of time you expect to spend on those questions.

Questions and sections can be reordered using the 6 dot icon to the left of each question. Drag and drop entire sections or questions within a section. You can also drag a question out of one section and into another.

Discussion guides can be edited at any time, and changes are immediately available in any live conversations. 

Reuse an Existing Discussion Guide

If you've created a discussion guide in our platform before, you can reuse and edit it, which saves you valuable time. To choose from your previous guides, click on the Choose Existing button within the discussion guide section of the Overview page.

A dialog will open that lists your available discussion guides. Simply choose the one you want and edit as desired. 

If you want to change which discussion guide you are building off of, click on the Replace With dropdown and select a different discussion guide.

Download as a Word Doc

You may need to download your discussion guide as a Word document to share around with project collaborators or to have a printed copy on hand. To download your guide, click the Download button while you are viewing the discussion guide.

In the Meeting Room

Below the Chat tab is a new Discussion Guide tab. Here you will see all the sections and questions you defined on the Overview page.

Moderators can mark off questions as they are asked to stay organized during the discussion. When checked, that question will appear integrated in the transcript. Therefore, it is best to check off the question immediately after asking it.

Moderators aren't the only ones who benefit from discussion guides. Observers and translators can also view the discussion guide so they know what has been asked and what's coming next. 

Transcript and Recording Integration

When questions are checked off in a discussion, they will be annotated in the transcript and on the video timeline. Quickly review your questions and the resulting answer, and export all answers across your project for easy analysis.

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