Week 1 Discussion Forum

Choose at least one of the following discussion prompts and begin a post around it below. (Hint: click on 'Add a new discussion topic'.):

  • Think about any successful synchronous online sessions that you have been a part of. Tell us how the design of the session impacted you and one or two specific design strategies that were used that you found effective.
  • Read/view the resources on the Design Ideas page in this unit's notes and pick one to discuss. What sparked your interest? What do you have questions about?
  • How do you prepare to teach/facilitate your face-to-face or asychronous online courses? What preparation strategies do you use that could also serve you well in preparing to facilitate synchronously online?
  • What other questions may be coming up for you this week that you'd like to discuss?

Please also take the time to ask questions of and engage in discussion with your course colleagues by replying to their posts.


DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
Privacy settings 15 justin ible
Captivating synchronous session 5 Alison Krahn
Thank you to Everyone who Participated in my Practice Session Today! 0 Farah Shroff
How the design of sessions I attended impacted me positively 1 Gordon McCleary
Successful synchronous online sessions - observed strategies 1 Gordon McCleary
Threaded discussion summaries 5 justin ible
Design Ideas - Ready Set Go 3 Stephanie Fortin
Preparing to Facilitate Online Synchronous Courses 4 Karen Playfair
Virtual Breakout Rooms (Virtual Activity Selection Grid) 16 Geoff Playfair
Striking the right balance in synchronous teaching 10 Karen Playfair
Setting up our slide decks differently 6 Beth Cougler Blom
annotations on Zoom 4 Beth Cougler Blom