How to Support Engaging and Thoughtful Discussions Online

July 24, 2020 | July Workshop Series

This workshop helped participants develop their skills at cultivating online discussions. The first part of the session focused on having a good synchronous discussion online by using effective prompts and techniques. The second part focused on asynchronous discussions, using discussion boards. The final portion of the session provided an in-depth demonstration of how to use either the Yellowdig or the Canvas discussion platform.


  • Welcome
  • Discussion Principles​
  • Synchronous Considerations​
  • Asynchronous Considerations
  • Discussion Board Orientations (Demonstration of Canvas and Yellowdig)




Breakout Session Recordings

Demonstration of Yellowdig

Demonstration of Canvas