When conducting a moderated session, it is possible to take notes that you can refer back to later.   You, as moderator, can do this (multi-tasking!), or another researcher who has joined as a Note Taker is able to assist in note-taking.  (Note Takers must be Researcher or Collaborator on the workspace and log into Validately to join the session)

There is a difference between Notes and the Chat.

After beginning the recording session with the tester:

Notes:   are attached to your recording, are time-stamped, can be used in conjunction with flags and tags, and are able to be exported for use later alongside your recording.

Chat:  can be used only to communicate between moderator and observer or tester, but these messages do not get saved like notes and are unavailable after the session is completed.

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