Real-time Discussion Boards: Students will have access to a discussion board on which all questions pertaining to the course material will be posted. On the discussion board, students will find forums that correspond to different modules of material within the course. Each forum will include a post for each day of the course, and students will select a particular day to ask a question or respond to other students’ questions. Instructors will also receive an alert when there is a new post, allowing them to respond to any unresolved questions or issues.
Talking with the Expert: Talking with the Expert will function similarly to office hours, with instructors being available online for 2 to 3 hours a week. Instructors can set up meeting times with individuals or groups of students, present students with materials and have typed, audio or video discussions with students.