Camps and Conferences

Using Canvas Discussion Boards to engage students beyond class sessions

Monday, November 16 & Thursday, November 19, 2020

We are offering two sessions focusing on experiences, challenges and opportunities with Canvas Discussion Boards.

One features a panel of instructors sharing stories about how they have used Canvas discussion boards for innovative and engaging activities on 11/19 at 9am.

The other is a companion session on 11/16 at 9am that is a hands-on "how to" session to create and design discussion boards in Canvas. This active learning lab will explore two different discussion board activities: online discussion debates and multimedia scrapbooks. Participants will write discussion board prompts for their own courses and learn strategies to create more engaging conversations aligned to their course objectives.

Attendees will gain:

    1. Review techniques to increase community, engagement, and learning leveraging discussion boards.
    2. Discover novel approaches to using discussion boards including debates and multimedia scrapbooks.
    3. Develop a discussion prompt and activity suitable for your own classes in a hands-on exercise

Presenters: Erin Bauer, Music; John Pruitt, English; Heather Pelzel, Biology; Ted Witt; LTC (Moderator); Jon Spike, CoEPS