Workshop: Canvas Discussions

Asynchronous d​iscussions are a key component of online courses. They help build community, encourage reflection, reinforce respectful communication, and develop critical thinking skills. In order to realize their potential, discussions must be intentionally and carefully designed, configured, and facilitated. We will talk about different ways online discussions can be used in online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses as well as elements of good design to ensure they are important social learning opportunities and not busy work. Please register for zoom link.

If you have time before the workshop, review the Asynchronous Discussion Guide on the DLD website. 

Learning Outcomes:
Draw from your course design repertoire a variety of ideas, scenarios, and strategies for employing online discussions in meaningful ways. 
Design and facilitate engaging online discussions to leverage social learning in your course to help students achieve module/course learning objectives.