Use a “backchannel”

A backchannel is a way to keep track of questions and comments that arise during a lecture. It’s a common way to post real-time resp0nses at live events, for example, a conference. Some ways of creating a backchannel in your course are:

  • A private twitter channel for your course (requires specific user account permissions for your students)
  • A twitter app for your webpage, set to follow your hashtag
  • The discussion boards or chat functions in Blackboard
  • A thread on Yammer, a domain-based social network much like Facebook
  • A shared Google document

The comments on your channel can be archived for later use, or for study guides.

For more information on what might work best for you, please schedule a consultation.

Posted by October 12, 2015