Traditional discussion boards give students one way (and only one way) to contribute.Harmonize gives everyone a voice.
Give students multiple ways to engage with content and one another. With rich, fully accessible multimedia tools for adding content and collaborating, Harmonize ensures that there’s a way for students of all abilities to be part of the conversation.
Use Harmonize to organize students into smaller groups where they can engage more closely with a topic or facilitate their own discussions. Tools like social annotations make it easier for students to provide dynamic critiques of their peers’ work.
Make it easy for shy or struggling students to participate. Harmonize lets you run polls, which anyone can respond to, and lets students post anonymously. Use these tools to help reluctant students overcome feelings of isolation and become part of the discussion.
Students can add videos, images, and audio in addition to text posts. These options give everyone a way to contribute to discussions.
Help students and instructors share feedback using text, images or video. Annotations help students engage more deeply with course material.
Ensure every student can understand video content uploaded to Harmonize. Auto-captioning makes videos accessible to all students.
Many students may feel nervous contributing to public discussions. Anonymous posts allow them to contribute without providing their names.
Assign students to smaller groups where discussions might feel more natural. Groups help many otherwise reluctant students to feel comfortable sharing ideas.
Put students in control of discussions. Student facilitation promotes peer-to-peer learning and encourages everyone to engage with one another.
Enable students to dynamically share ideas about course material. Social annotations let them add their thoughts directly to a piece of content.
Quickly gauge students’ opinions, comprehension, and engagement with course content with polls that any student can respond to, anonymously.
We have our instructors use course Q&A, polls, and enable chat portals for our students. It’s giving online learners a chance to be seen and heard. It’s a more inclusive approach to communication, which is creating an online experience more equitable to the classroom experience.