One of the benefits of a Canvas course site is that discussion can continue outside of lecture hours. Canvas discussion forums allow students to participate and interact outside the classroom. Instructors have used discussion forums in a number of ways.
- To share news articles related to course concepts
- To allow students to pose questions about specific assignments
- As a graded assignment contributing to students’ participation marks
Instructors can review comments on student-by-student basis and see a summary of discussion forum participation.