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edX E-Learning Course Development by Matthew A. Gilbert

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Course discussions

Course discussions encourage interaction among students and the course staff. You can set up different topics to encourage engagement and create a community. Discussions are also good sources of feedback. A discussion offers three hierarchical levels of interaction:

  • Post: This opens a new subject. It is often posed as questions, either to start a conversation or to bring up an issue that requires action. When you add a post, you categorize it as a question or a discussion.
  • Response: This is a reply made directly to a post to offer an insight or a solution in a way that continues the conversation.
  • Comment: This is often a clarification made to a specific response rather than to the post as a whole.

When you create a course, a discussion ...

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