Automatically show new replies without page refresh

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Currently, users of a discussion have to refresh the discussion page manually to be able to see new replies to the discussion. More than ever there is a need for online synchronous discussions, similar to all major social media platforms facilitate.

Please add functionality:

  • When a user is typing a a reply message, other users in the course viewing the same discussion page see: "someone is typing..." or something similar
  • Once a user is done writing a reply and has clicked the Reply button posting the reply, all other users viewing the same discussion page automatically see the reply message appear immediately

So many courses are now thought completely online requiring modern synchronous communication methods, auto showing replies is a quite critical part of it.

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Instructure Alumni

@stelpstra  The related idea conversation requesting this additional functionality is underway at  Allow Discussions to be synchronous with "pushed" ...

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