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What is it?

Asynchronous communication tools provide a platform to communicate with students not in real-time. Often this is done through text, but can be completed using a number of media types.

NameWhat is it?
Discussion Forum (Brightspace)The discussion forum in Brightspace allows you and your students to have asynchronous conversations using text.  It is also possible to use short video and audio clips using the video and audio note feature.
Course Mail (Brightspace)The course mail in Brightspace provides users with a mail account to send and receive mail from other users in Brightspace. Course mail accounts are internal to Brightspace. Users cannot send emails to or receive emails from external email accounts.

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