Discussions & Chat

Create an online forum for questions, comments, and general communication as a class.


The Discussions tool in VU Collaborate is an area for collaboration that allows participants to post, read and reply to messages; to share thoughts, ask questions or work with peers on assignments and homework. 

Chatrooms are spaces designed for scheduled conversations between both students and staff. They are a good opportunity for students to communicate with each other about the learning content, as well as being able to access their instructor at a designated time.

Chat can also be integrated into the assessment by assigning a grade for a certain amount of participation.

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