Designing Online Discussion Boards

Professional Development Workshop

Online via Zoom

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fbe-wcla@unimelb.edu.au

An online discussion board can provide an area for students to build deeper understandings of subjects through collegial discourse. Understanding the different types of interactions that can occur using this tool is key to addressing perceptions of learning and engagement during the delivery of your subject. This session will provide you with a plan for implementing a discussion board that is unique to your subject context and expectations using Canvas, Piazza and other potential LTIs.

On completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the student interactions that would be beneficial to your subject
  • Decide how students can be guided to build deeper understandings of your subject
  • Apply design methods to encourage student participation in your subject

Facilitator: Ms. Miriam Edwards