Discussion Forum Uses
- Continue a class discussion when you run out of time.
- Have students generate ideas on a topic or on a reading that you will address in class.
- Build community by creating an informal discussion space where students can raise questions and exchange thoughts throughout the semester, "Rants, Rambles and Responses" (or whatever you'd like to call it).
- Ask students to post their writing to a discussion forum and have other students read and reply to it. (This usually works best when each student reads the entry above and below their own, so everyone receives feedback.)