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Discussion Forum (Brightspace)

group worktext chatasynchronouscommunication

What is it?

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.

How do I use it?

All course sites within Brightspace have the Discussion Forum option under the Communication menu.  You will need to create a Forum then Topic, as well as activate your Brightspace course site for students to interact with it.

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Asynchronous Communication
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07 April 2022
19 April 2020
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