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Thursday, December 3, 2020
12:00-12:30 pm Pacific / 3:00-3:30
pm Eastern
Online via Zoom

Asynchronous discussion boards can be a site of active learning and participation. This session will introduce strategies for creating asynchronous discussions (using Canvas and other tools) to support meaningful student learning, including:

  • creating discussion board activities that generate actual discussion
  • how to structure the discussion board to scaffold participation
  • options going beyond text-based discussion, and
  • how to encourage synthesis and reflection post-discussion


Additional Resources

Key Questions for Designing Online Discussions

Planning and Facilitating Effective Discussions

Four Types of Discussion Forums in Online Courses