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Threaded Discussion (Responding)


Threaded Discussions are used heavily in online courses and serve as a way of asynchronous communication between students.. Learn about them here.


The Threaded Discussions are where students will post some assignments as required by the course. Students can start threads, reply to other students, and post questions and concerns to the facilitator.

Threaded Discussions have been enhanced. Please see below for changes starting Jan. 2, 2015.

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  1.  Click on “Reply” to post a thread. Notice some of the changes in the screen shot below.

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LearningStudio is our online learning platform, or Learning Management System (LMS).  Most courses at IWU make use of LearningStudio.
Adding a Link to an Article/PowerPoint etc.
Information on how to add links to articles, PPT, etc.
Android Tablet
Attaching Feedback in LearningStudio
Auto Save
Allows the saving of information inside threaded discussions with the exception of the title.
Copying A Course
To copy a course, the course that is being copied into must be a blank template.  Blank means only containing Course Home and Syllabus.  If anything is typed into the blank shell, even if deleted, the copying feature will NOT work.
Course Dashboard
Creating Exams from Previous Exams
Doc Sharing
Allows the sharing of documents.
The Dropbox function allows students to submit assignments for their online course.
Email Tool
Email is an important communication tool for Students and Faculty and can be utilized in LearningStudio with the Email tool.
Embed Media Tool
Embed Media icon allows for photos, videos, or any other type of media with an embed code or URL to be placed and viewed directly into a response of a threaded discussion.
Here you can find more information about Exams including the new set of enhancements.
External Tool Integrator
Grades are a very important part of every student's academic career. The Gradebook allows instructors to check and submit grades online.
How to create an Announcement
LearningStudio allows instructors to post generally viewable announcement messages within a course. For steps on how to post announcement messages please see the following steps.
Inserting a Video
Information on how to insert a video into LearningStudio.
Inserting an Image (Threaded Discussion/ Text/Multimedia, etc.)
How to insert an image into a Threaded Discussion, Text/Multimedia, etc.
iPad App
iPad App and it's use with LearningStudio.
Journal, Webliography & Live
Journal, Webliography, and Live features located inside LearningStuido.
LearningStudio QuickGuides
Math Equation Editor
The Math Equation Editor is a feature that allows students and instructors to select from a wide range of equations and formulas.  This feature has been upgraded to include improved screen layout and a larger selection.  Follow the directions below to explore this neat little feature.
Media Central
MediaCentral is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video media formats.
The Pearson WritingLab is a tool used in some classes that guide students through various writing exercises. Pages pertaining to using this system will be found here.
newrow_ is a video/cam feature inside LearningStudio.  Note: Not all courses will have this feature.
newrow_ Technical Tips
newrow_ Technical Tips. Please feel free to contact newrow_ support if additional assistance is needed.
Path Builder
Path Builder is a tool that displays the entire course navigation tree of Units and Content Items and allows for the identification of "triggers" within the Course.
Respondus allows the importing of quizzes, tests, exams, and surveys into LearningStudio.
Threaded Discussion (Adding a Thread)
Information on how to create a threaded discussion.
Threaded Discussion (Enhancements)
Threaded Discussion (Grading)
Information on grading a threaded discussion while viewing all posts for a particular student.
Threaded Discussions Block Inappropriate Posts
Turnitin is a plagiarism-prevention and detection feature, which checks documents for unoriginal content.
Turnitin Video Tutorials
VitalSource Ebook (PC and Mac)
VitalSource Ebook (Tablets and Phones)
VitalSource Universal Reader Comparison
VitalSource Video Tutorials, Troubleshooting and Support Links
Course Content Help
List of contacts for help with things within your course.
Browser Compatibility With IWU Systems
Lists major IWU web-based software and systems and their supported browsers, recommended browsers, known issues, and support information.
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