Online Discussions

About Online Discussions

Online Discussions allow students to participate in an asynchronous conversation with a group or the entire class. These include bCourses built-in discussion tool and integrated platform Ed Discussion.

Ed Discussion offers robust features, including threaded discussions, embedded media, attachments, integration with bCourses, runnable code snippets, Markdown and LaTeX formatting, moderation, analytics, and reporting.

Pedagogical Benefit

Instructors can use an online discussion platform like Ed Discussion to provide an additional channel for students to express themselves, whether they are teaching in-person or online. Online discussions can also be a powerful tool for building a community as it allows students to reflect, express their thoughts and ideas, and interact with each other outside regular class time.