Our supported video conferencing software is Google Meet, and it boasts several methods to communicate with your students in real time at a distance. Using screen sharing, chats, and other features, Google Meet can help you meet with and engage, your students for class hours, office hours, or scheduled appointments. Like all of the technologies we support, we highly recommend that you test out resources a couple of times before you go live with your class.
If you'd like to switch from a video of you, to a presentation, to other things on your screen, you can do so using screen share. Find out more about screen sharing.
Adding a forum to your Moodle class allows you to interact with your students in a variety of ways. Adding a general discussion forum allows you and your students to start new conversations and to reply to each other. We recommend you make forums that are “Standard Forum for General Use” as it is the easiest to set up and use for everyone involved.
If you don't us Moodle or Google Classroom but still want to have an interactive discussion component, Google Docs can help. Check out this video tutorial on setting up your own discussion in Google Docs using the "comment" feature.
Use Hypothesis right now to hold discussions, read socially, organize your research, and take personal notes. Check out this Teacher's Guide and start using this robust tool now.
Guide template and various resources copied, with permission, from E.H. Little Library, Davidson College