Forum

A classic tool for asynchronous discussions. Forum based activities can be set up as a whole course activity or for course groups. The course designer can specify settings for forum type, alerts, groups etc. Facilitators can chose from a range of options to manage and moderate discussions.

Comment

While comments can be used for learners to flag up pertinent contributions to their peers, they can also be used to assess and extend these contributions too. Any rated comment can be put into the grade book and go towards final course grades. This functionality encourages collaboration and critical evaluation, skills essential in today’s “knowledge society”.

Chat

A course based activity for when discussion needs the immediacy of a real-time exchange.