All motes created can be individually deleted and 'hidden' (unpublished) on a user's Activity page. To permanently delete any mote, simply find it on your Activity page and click 'delete'.
Voice notes created using the 'Mote for Google Slides' feature are saved to a user's Google Drive, and are therefore not subject to any Mote retention policy.
Retention of user content on Mote's Cloud storage are subject to the following framework:
For paying Adult users: recorded motes will be retained and accessible indefinitely.
For free tier Adult users: Adults' motes will be retained in Mote's Cloud storage indefinitely, as long as the account is kept active by logging in and/or creating a mote at least once a year.
For all Student users, motes will be retained for 1 year, and then automatically deleted.
I am a teacher looking into how I can use this next year. It would be nice for at least the text transcript to remain in the comment on the doc after the audio has been deleted. When the comment data is deleted, will the comment itself disappear, or will it remain as a broken link?
Hi Stephanie - thanks for the comment! You make an excellent point. It sounds like we should give you the option to "star" a comment that you want to be retained indefinitely.
This is the first week I have used Mote and I like the way I can connect better with the students but after the Mote disappears, I can't track where my comments where to see if they have acted on it and there is no evidence I have looked at their work so limited use for me.
HI Esther - thanks for letting us know. It sounds like you're using mote with Google Doc comments?
You're right to highlight that 'resolving' a comment makes it disappear, which is one reason why many teachers prefer using Google Classroom to leave comments. You might want to consider that option.
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