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If you’ve been teaching for any amount of time, you’ve probably encountered a stalled or failed attempt to get students to participate in a class discussion. There are a number of reasons why this happens. Students may come to class unprepared, or you may be too focused on where you want the discussion to go rather than listening and responding to what your students are saying. Perhaps students are participating—but it is the same three students every time.
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Learn how to use D2L's Discussions tool to facilitate online, asynchronous conversations.