Leverage online discussions
The discussion board in D2L needs special consideration and planning as it plays a vital role in an online course. It is through the discussion board that students can interact with each other, the instructor and the course material. The discussion board can be used to facilitate a variety of activities and assessments.
- To build foundational knowledge, students can search for new resources and post to the discussion board to share with others.
- To promote at a higher level of learning a case study can be introduced through an online video and students can work in small groups to analyze the case and produce a report with their recommendation through the discussion board.
- Reflective activities are also a core use of the discussion board by promoting critical reflection and sharing of experiences.