Why Harmonize?

Reason 1

Because you’re tired of superficial online discussions

Most online course discussions suffer from a lack of substance, but yours don’t have to.

Harmonize encourages more frequent and thoughtful engagement with course content. With collaboration options that feel familiar to students and tools that help instructors communicate expectations, vibrant discussions are finally in your grasp.

Reason 2

Every student deserves a chance to contribute

Most course discussion boards offer one way to participate: Text posts. That’s a limiting format that makes many students feel left out.

With accessible tools that appeal to students of all abilities, Harmonize helps reluctant or struggling learners overcome feelings of isolation and start collaborating with their peers. Now you can facilitate rich, multi-faceted discussions that include everyone.

Reason 3

Your students expect a modern experience

Online discussion threads come from the Web 1.0 days, which ended before many of your students were born.

Harmonize looks and feels like the apps your students use every day, which encourages them to chime in and gain more from every discussion. Now you can connect with students using an interface from the 2020s — not the 1990s.

Reason 4

Instructors should have more time to teach

Say goodbye to walls of text, time-consuming plagiarism detection, and manual grading.

Harmonize autogrades participation, so instructors don’t have to. Instructors also benefit from integration with plagiarism detection software and engagement insights that show when students are falling behind. The result? Less time doing admin and more time actually teaching.

Reasons 5 through 29

According to the educators who use Harmonize

Harmonize elevated our course discussion experiences for students. Harmonize is flexible, makes it easier for instructors to grade, and has the kind of built-in social engagement that increases student participation.

James Foley Brown University
Pittsburg State logo

My class introduction discussion this past spring had the most interaction and engagement that I’ve seen in my 20 years of teaching online!

Dr. Susan Dellasega Pittsburg State University
Meridian Community College Logo

Harmonize is a powerful resource for student engagement. It allows students to reinforce mathematical topics that they are learning each week.

Crystal Sterling Meridian Community College
Fayetteville State Logo

With Harmonize, we can engage our students in more meaningful discussions and better connect them to campus — that’s critical for our large adult learner and commuter student population.

Dr. Shunta' Hailey Gregory Fayetteville State University

Faculty love it. Students want to use it. And there’s no other way we could successfully facilitate online collaboration without a tool like this.

Traci Rushing Southern Arkansas University Tech
West Virginia University

The options in Harmonize that students have to choose from is allowing them to express themselves in dynamic ways, helping us move from transactional to more meaningful exchanges.

Rick Bebout West Virginia University
Eastern Florida State College Online

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.

Andrew Lieb Eastern Florida State College Online
University of Michigan

Harmonize is a modern online discussion and communication tool that supports every learner. It allows my students to pause, observe, and reflect before entering the discussion with their peers, which is helping us create a stronger social learning community.

R Bruno Headshot
R. Bruno University of Michigan

Harmonize elevated our course discussion experiences for students. Harmonize is flexible, makes it easier for instructors to grade, and has the kind of built-in social engagement that increases student participation.

James Foley Brown University
Pittsburg State logo

My class introduction discussion this past spring had the most interaction and engagement that I’ve seen in my 20 years of teaching online!

Dr. Susan Dellasega Pittsburg State University
Meridian Community College Logo

Harmonize is a powerful resource for student engagement. It allows students to reinforce mathematical topics that they are learning each week.

Crystal Sterling Meridian Community College
Fayetteville State Logo

With Harmonize, we can engage our students in more meaningful discussions and better connect them to campus — that’s critical for our large adult learner and commuter student population.

Dr. Shunta' Hailey Gregory Fayetteville State University

Faculty love it. Students want to use it. And there’s no other way we could successfully facilitate online collaboration without a tool like this.

Traci Rushing Southern Arkansas University Tech
West Virginia University

The options in Harmonize that students have to choose from is allowing them to express themselves in dynamic ways, helping us move from transactional to more meaningful exchanges.

Rick Bebout West Virginia University
Eastern Florida State College Online

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.

Andrew Lieb Eastern Florida State College Online
University of Michigan

Harmonize is a modern online discussion and communication tool that supports every learner. It allows my students to pause, observe, and reflect before entering the discussion with their peers, which is helping us create a stronger social learning community.

R Bruno Headshot
R. Bruno University of Michigan

Harmonize elevated our course discussion experiences for students. Harmonize is flexible, makes it easier for instructors to grade, and has the kind of built-in social engagement that increases student participation.

James Foley Brown University
Pittsburg State logo

My class introduction discussion this past spring had the most interaction and engagement that I’ve seen in my 20 years of teaching online!

Dr. Susan Dellasega Pittsburg State University
Meridian Community College Logo

Harmonize is a powerful resource for student engagement. It allows students to reinforce mathematical topics that they are learning each week.

Crystal Sterling Meridian Community College
Fayetteville State Logo

With Harmonize, we can engage our students in more meaningful discussions and better connect them to campus — that’s critical for our large adult learner and commuter student population.

Dr. Shunta' Hailey Gregory Fayetteville State University

Faculty love it. Students want to use it. And there’s no other way we could successfully facilitate online collaboration without a tool like this.

Traci Rushing Southern Arkansas University Tech
West Virginia University

The options in Harmonize that students have to choose from is allowing them to express themselves in dynamic ways, helping us move from transactional to more meaningful exchanges.

Rick Bebout West Virginia University
Eastern Florida State College Online

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.

Andrew Lieb Eastern Florida State College Online
University of Michigan

Harmonize is a modern online discussion and communication tool that supports every learner. It allows my students to pause, observe, and reflect before entering the discussion with their peers, which is helping us create a stronger social learning community.

R Bruno Headshot
R. Bruno University of Michigan

Using milestones to guide our online students through collaborative learning activities is keeping our students engaged and on track, while simultaneously working to create a stronger sense of classroom community.

Dr. Heather Brown Tidewater Community College
Chaffey College

Harmonize is exactly what I was looking for. Now that I’ve gotten my hands on it, I don’t think I could live without it.

Kathy Haddad Chaffey College
University of Michigan

The fact that Harmonize is social media-like really helps engage students. They immediately want to join the discussion. I also use Harmonize to pinpoint the students who might need additional help so I can work with them one on one to improve.

Sabine Gabaron University of Michigan

Harmonize is just so visually appealing and so similar to things students use every day. I would really encourage other instructors to take a look at Harmonize and consider how they might use it in their classes. The uptick in participation was significant thanks to Harmonize.

Betty Jo Harris Copiah-Lincoln Community College

We have tried a lot of LTI’s, most fail, but Harmonize has been a keeper.

Thatcher Bohrman Yavapai College

Research shows that better engagement equals better retention. But when I did a spot check of how our students were using the discussion board in our LMS, I wasn’t seeing meaningful interaction. I was seeing a lot of empty responses from students. Harmonize allows us to create moments of interaction that are so essential to learning. Students felt seen and heard in a different way.

Dr. Amanda Hood Copiah-Lincoln Community College

I really enjoy the variety of options Harmonize offers. I use milestones, automatic grading, video recording, and the anonymous feedback feature. There’s something for everyone’s learning style. Plus, having discussion boards similar to social media makes students want to participate in my course discussions.

Stephanie Morrison Southern Arkansas University Tech
West Virginia University

Harmonize has not only impacted student-to-student interaction, but it has also opened the door for students to interact with their instructors and vice versa. Students and instructors can seamlessly carry on rich conversations about any course topic.

Michelle Korgeski West Virginia University

Using milestones to guide our online students through collaborative learning activities is keeping our students engaged and on track, while simultaneously working to create a stronger sense of classroom community.

Dr. Heather Brown Tidewater Community College
Chaffey College

Harmonize is exactly what I was looking for. Now that I’ve gotten my hands on it, I don’t think I could live without it.

Kathy Haddad Chaffey College
University of Michigan

The fact that Harmonize is social media-like really helps engage students. They immediately want to join the discussion. I also use Harmonize to pinpoint the students who might need additional help so I can work with them one on one to improve.

Sabine Gabaron University of Michigan

Harmonize is just so visually appealing and so similar to things students use every day. I would really encourage other instructors to take a look at Harmonize and consider how they might use it in their classes. The uptick in participation was significant thanks to Harmonize.

Betty Jo Harris Copiah-Lincoln Community College

We have tried a lot of LTI’s, most fail, but Harmonize has been a keeper.

Thatcher Bohrman Yavapai College

Research shows that better engagement equals better retention. But when I did a spot check of how our students were using the discussion board in our LMS, I wasn’t seeing meaningful interaction. I was seeing a lot of empty responses from students. Harmonize allows us to create moments of interaction that are so essential to learning. Students felt seen and heard in a different way.

Dr. Amanda Hood Copiah-Lincoln Community College

I really enjoy the variety of options Harmonize offers. I use milestones, automatic grading, video recording, and the anonymous feedback feature. There’s something for everyone’s learning style. Plus, having discussion boards similar to social media makes students want to participate in my course discussions.

Stephanie Morrison Southern Arkansas University Tech
West Virginia University

Harmonize has not only impacted student-to-student interaction, but it has also opened the door for students to interact with their instructors and vice versa. Students and instructors can seamlessly carry on rich conversations about any course topic.

Michelle Korgeski West Virginia University

Using milestones to guide our online students through collaborative learning activities is keeping our students engaged and on track, while simultaneously working to create a stronger sense of classroom community.

Dr. Heather Brown Tidewater Community College
Chaffey College

Harmonize is exactly what I was looking for. Now that I’ve gotten my hands on it, I don’t think I could live without it.

Kathy Haddad Chaffey College
University of Michigan

The fact that Harmonize is social media-like really helps engage students. They immediately want to join the discussion. I also use Harmonize to pinpoint the students who might need additional help so I can work with them one on one to improve.

Sabine Gabaron University of Michigan

Harmonize is just so visually appealing and so similar to things students use every day. I would really encourage other instructors to take a look at Harmonize and consider how they might use it in their classes. The uptick in participation was significant thanks to Harmonize.

Betty Jo Harris Copiah-Lincoln Community College

We have tried a lot of LTI’s, most fail, but Harmonize has been a keeper.

Thatcher Bohrman Yavapai College

Research shows that better engagement equals better retention. But when I did a spot check of how our students were using the discussion board in our LMS, I wasn’t seeing meaningful interaction. I was seeing a lot of empty responses from students. Harmonize allows us to create moments of interaction that are so essential to learning. Students felt seen and heard in a different way.

Dr. Amanda Hood Copiah-Lincoln Community College

I really enjoy the variety of options Harmonize offers. I use milestones, automatic grading, video recording, and the anonymous feedback feature. There’s something for everyone’s learning style. Plus, having discussion boards similar to social media makes students want to participate in my course discussions.

Stephanie Morrison Southern Arkansas University Tech
West Virginia University

Harmonize has not only impacted student-to-student interaction, but it has also opened the door for students to interact with their instructors and vice versa. Students and instructors can seamlessly carry on rich conversations about any course topic.

Michelle Korgeski West Virginia University
Fayetteville State Logo

Harmonize gave our faculty all the extra things that they couldn’t do with previous tools and that made all the difference for student engagement. Better integrations, easier grading, rich multimedia and video discussions got both our instructor and students more engaged across the board.

Dr. Claudette Fuller Fayetteville State University
West Virginia University

Students can submit written responses, create snippets of audio, or make and send videos right from within our online collaboration & discussion tool. We’re excited about this easy-to-use method for instructors and students to engage with the content and each other.

Beth Bailey West Virginia University
Meridian Community College Logo

We have received such positive feedback from students who said they feel more engaged in the course when we used polls. They have a voice and a say in the course decisions that will affect their experience.

Erin Richardson Meridian Community College

I really wanted to get students to think critically about hard topics and discuss them with their peers. With Harmonize discussions, students had no trouble responding to posts. I’ve never had a student ask a technical question about Harmonize–they just get it. This approach has really engaged students. They are buying into the process and, in most cases, posting quality responses and thoughtful answers.

Ryan S. Ades, PharmD, BCPS Manchester University

I love the way that Harmonize makes it so easy for students and teachers to communicate, collaborate, and engage with one another and the content of the course! It is great that everyone in a class can use various ways to share and provide feedback through a research driven platform like Harmonize.

Rhonda L. Blackburn, Ph.D. Past President, TxDLA and USDLA

The discussions in Harmonize are so easy to set up and get students really engaged. From tagging to topic notifications, we have the tools needed to get students to revisit discussions, see who responded to their posts, and keep the conversation going — interacting online in the ways we always wanted them to.

Jonnie Carney Tidewater Community College

With the Turnitin integration, I save time checking the originality of students’ work and can more easily focus on helping the students who needed to rewrite their initial posts understand why.

Adrianna Hardage Thomas Nelson Community College

With better ways to facilitate coursework online, Harmonize allows us to pay attention to equity, inclusion, and Universal Design for learning; it also allows us to see and reach out to the students who need more help before it’s too late, which better supports student success and helps us meet RSI requirements.

Terri Milroy Southside Virginia Community College
Fayetteville State Logo

Harmonize gave our faculty all the extra things that they couldn’t do with previous tools and that made all the difference for student engagement. Better integrations, easier grading, rich multimedia and video discussions got both our instructor and students more engaged across the board.

Dr. Claudette Fuller Fayetteville State University
West Virginia University

Students can submit written responses, create snippets of audio, or make and send videos right from within our online collaboration & discussion tool. We’re excited about this easy-to-use method for instructors and students to engage with the content and each other.

Beth Bailey West Virginia University
Meridian Community College Logo

We have received such positive feedback from students who said they feel more engaged in the course when we used polls. They have a voice and a say in the course decisions that will affect their experience.

Erin Richardson Meridian Community College

I really wanted to get students to think critically about hard topics and discuss them with their peers. With Harmonize discussions, students had no trouble responding to posts. I’ve never had a student ask a technical question about Harmonize–they just get it. This approach has really engaged students. They are buying into the process and, in most cases, posting quality responses and thoughtful answers.

Ryan S. Ades, PharmD, BCPS Manchester University

I love the way that Harmonize makes it so easy for students and teachers to communicate, collaborate, and engage with one another and the content of the course! It is great that everyone in a class can use various ways to share and provide feedback through a research driven platform like Harmonize.

Rhonda L. Blackburn, Ph.D. Past President, TxDLA and USDLA

The discussions in Harmonize are so easy to set up and get students really engaged. From tagging to topic notifications, we have the tools needed to get students to revisit discussions, see who responded to their posts, and keep the conversation going — interacting online in the ways we always wanted them to.

Jonnie Carney Tidewater Community College

With the Turnitin integration, I save time checking the originality of students’ work and can more easily focus on helping the students who needed to rewrite their initial posts understand why.

Adrianna Hardage Thomas Nelson Community College

With better ways to facilitate coursework online, Harmonize allows us to pay attention to equity, inclusion, and Universal Design for learning; it also allows us to see and reach out to the students who need more help before it’s too late, which better supports student success and helps us meet RSI requirements.

Terri Milroy Southside Virginia Community College
Fayetteville State Logo

Harmonize gave our faculty all the extra things that they couldn’t do with previous tools and that made all the difference for student engagement. Better integrations, easier grading, rich multimedia and video discussions got both our instructor and students more engaged across the board.

Dr. Claudette Fuller Fayetteville State University
West Virginia University

Students can submit written responses, create snippets of audio, or make and send videos right from within our online collaboration & discussion tool. We’re excited about this easy-to-use method for instructors and students to engage with the content and each other.

Beth Bailey West Virginia University
Meridian Community College Logo

We have received such positive feedback from students who said they feel more engaged in the course when we used polls. They have a voice and a say in the course decisions that will affect their experience.

Erin Richardson Meridian Community College

I really wanted to get students to think critically about hard topics and discuss them with their peers. With Harmonize discussions, students had no trouble responding to posts. I’ve never had a student ask a technical question about Harmonize–they just get it. This approach has really engaged students. They are buying into the process and, in most cases, posting quality responses and thoughtful answers.

Ryan S. Ades, PharmD, BCPS Manchester University

I love the way that Harmonize makes it so easy for students and teachers to communicate, collaborate, and engage with one another and the content of the course! It is great that everyone in a class can use various ways to share and provide feedback through a research driven platform like Harmonize.

Rhonda L. Blackburn, Ph.D. Past President, TxDLA and USDLA

The discussions in Harmonize are so easy to set up and get students really engaged. From tagging to topic notifications, we have the tools needed to get students to revisit discussions, see who responded to their posts, and keep the conversation going — interacting online in the ways we always wanted them to.

Jonnie Carney Tidewater Community College

With the Turnitin integration, I save time checking the originality of students’ work and can more easily focus on helping the students who needed to rewrite their initial posts understand why.

Adrianna Hardage Thomas Nelson Community College

With better ways to facilitate coursework online, Harmonize allows us to pay attention to equity, inclusion, and Universal Design for learning; it also allows us to see and reach out to the students who need more help before it’s too late, which better supports student success and helps us meet RSI requirements.

Terri Milroy Southside Virginia Community College