Class Discussion

Available Tools for Remote Discussion
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Blackboard’s Discussion Board is a tool for text-based, asynchronous discussions. Blackboard’s Help: directions for creating and managing discussion forums.

UVM Knowledge Base: Small group discussion can be created using Blackboard Groups

Teaching Tips:
Strategies for creating effective online discussions

Live class meetings can be scheduled on the Teams calendar. Discussion on Teams is better suited to smaller groups, so for large classes, consider using either channels or breakout rooms.
UVM Knowledge Base:

For Faculty: Getting started with Teams

Instructions to share with students for accessing teams. 

Yellowdig is a new-to-general-campus discussion platform that integrates with Blackboard. Its strength is in building an interactive class community (through gamification and earning points for writing and responding to posts.)
UVM Knowledge Base:

Yellowdig for Instructors
     What do students need to know?

Flip Grid
Flip Grid is a tool for asynchronous, video-based discussions best used for small groups. FlipGrid is part of UVM’s Microsoft 365 Office license, available to all faculty, students, and staff.
UVM Knowledge Base:
FlipGrid for Faculty
FlipGrid for Students

Teaching Tips: Ideas for using FlipGrid for teaching

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