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Discussion Forums

discussion board is a tool that allows students to discuss a question or topic asynchronously online. They are one of the most useful tools in helping a student become actively engaged in course content. Members of the class are able to initiate a conversation by starting a discussion thread; other members can then respond to the original message and/or to responses left by their classmates.

Discussion boards can also be used as assessment tools. For example, you can create a forum that requires students to respond to a question. Along with posting their own response, students are also required to provide feedback on the response of at least one of their peers.