Discussion Tools

Setting up forums and topics for asynchronous discussions will be essential for student engagement, collaboration, and community building in your online remote course. We recommend using the discussion tools below.

onQ Discussion Forums

Can use for asynchronous collaboration and communication, allowing students to post, read and reply to messages on different topics, share thoughts about course materials, ask questions, share files and work with peers or colleagues.

Instructions for using Discussions in onQ

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Microsoft Flipgrid

Can use as an asynchronous meeting place for students to discuss class topics, have weekly reflections, share book talks, and give mini-presentations by recording short videos.

Microsoft Flipgrid Website

The Educator’s Guide to Flipgrid


Can use as a virtual “bulletin” board, allowing students to collaborate, reflect, share links, and pictures.

Padlet Website

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