Ed Discussion for Class Communication (8/19)

August 19, 2021, 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors, Researchers, Staff, Student Services Staff

Ed Discussion is a next-gen class Q&A platform that helps scale class communication in a beautiful and intuitive interface, and can be accessed through seamless integration with bCourses or used standalone. Questions reach and benefit the whole class. Less emails, more time saved. Ed believes student privacy is paramount and does not share data with third parties, has no advertising, and no annoyances.

In this virtual workshop, an Ed Discussion expert will provide an overview of supported features including customizable thread categories and subcategories, anonymous posting, private posts among instructors and TAs, image annotation, LaTeX equations, code execution for multiple computer programming languages, and more.

Ed Discussion helps facilitate synchronous and asynchronous online discussions and offers several key benefits, including:

  • Less direct emails being sent to staff
  • Fewer duplicate questions being asked
  • Students often answer each other's questions
  • Questions can reach and benefit the whole class
  • Students like the modern user interface and excellent usability
  • Higher quality questions and less back and forth with thread templates
  • Easier to express ideas with equations, runnable code, annotations, and more


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on August 18, 2021 - 5:00pm.


Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL)

Series description

Digital Learning Services (DLS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are hosting this workshop series that highlights how to transition back to campus while integrating the best aspects of remote instruction into your in-person courses or continuing to teach remotely. The series includes workshops on how to: 

  • Write an effective syllabus

  • Design your course with intention

  • Develop an organized bCourses site

  • Create engaging audio and video course materials

  • Use advanced features in Zoom

  • Integrate active learning into your class, and

  • Meet accessibility standards with Ally