Short text is an optional feature that makes comments less redundant to students. A "Short text" will be used the second, third, etc time a comment is used. However, in the statistics overview they still count as instances of the same comment. This has the effect that the students do not have to read the same longer text twice, or will get the same link(s) more than once in the same assignment.
To add short text, simply edit an existing comment or add it to a new comment.
The video below shows you how it works. Alternatively, you can follow a step-by-step guide below.
1. When creating/editing a comment, a section for the short text can be seen. Hovering the mouse over the 'i' icon will show an explanation of what short text is.
2. Whenever a comment with short text is inserted into the text for the second time, the short text will replace the body of the comment.
This is illustrated below. The first comment contains the full body of the comment, whereas the second and third contain the short text.