If you don't love it, it's likely that your students don't either.
Give your students social tools that feel familiar to them so that actual discussions can happen.
Simple. Intuitive. Inclusive.
Simple features require students to engage with course content and each other (and make this engagement easier to grade).
Anonymize student names with the click of a button. Remove biases. Review and grade on merit.
Easily aggregate and review each student's activity in context. No need to chase it down.
Create assignments that require engagement in discussion. Set minimum thresholds, review, and grade.
Measure overall class engagement, see who is and isn't active, and learn best times to engage with students.
Grade discussion assignments in bulk based on given criteria and requirements.
Set minimum levels of engagement with required word counts.
Place assignments and course materials in one, convenient location, right inside the discussion thread.
Prevent copy-and-paste comments by hiding posts within a discussion until students have shared their own.
Connect with Turnitin to easily check originality scores and identify plagiarism.
Multiple Due Dates
Give students the appropriate amount of time to make posts and respond to each other.