Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Discussions

Discussions in Interact2 resemble an electronic bulletin board, where users post their messages when they have time.

Discussions can serve a range of purposes:

  • An online meeting place for social interaction among peers;
  • An additional medium for collaboration and the exchange of ideas;
  • A medium to pose questions about assessments, readings, and subject content;
  • A record of discussion that members can review at a later point;
  • A graded activity that demonstrates understanding or application of subject content. 

In the Discussion Board, a forum is a general topic for discussion. A thread is subordinate discussion within the forum.