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Encourage Student Interaction

Giving students a chance to interact with each other and the instructor is crucial to the success of any course, online or not. But online courses can face some unique challenges in facilitating that interaction, since the students cannot simply turn to the person in the desk beside them and begin chatting. These guides will share tips on how to increase student interactions, as well as delve into some of the tools available to facilitate conversation.

Canvas Groups

These guides cover topics like writing good discussion prompts and how to effectively use group work in courses.
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Student Interaction Tools

These guides discuss the options available for student interaction, including Canvas Groups, Nebula, and Yellowdig.
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