Digital Dialog is a multimedia discussion board for professors and students. It can be used to facilitate class discussion, participation, and collaboration. Instructors post audio, video, or text prompts for students who then reply in a forum fashion. Discussions can be with the entire class, within a group, or one-on-one with the instructor.
Digital Dialog has two views:
- Discussions View: Sorts discussions by discussion type or category (i.e. presentations, individual discussions, group discussions, etc.), and then lists each discussion under their respective category.
- Groups View: Displays groups created by the instructor (group name is labeled in the blue header). Under the group name, discussions assigned to that group are displayed.
Replying to Prompts and Posts
Instructors and students participate in discussions on Learning Suite through Digital Dialog. Instructors create the discussions, which can also be assignments.
If the Digital Dialog tab is not visible, your class might not have Digital Dialog enabled or the discussions might be embedded in Path units. For more information on Path, click here.
1. Digital Dialog prompts can be accessed from many places on Learning Suite. They may be linked from Path, the Dashboard, the Schedule, and the Assignments page (if they are an assignment).
2. If you access Digital Dialog discussions from the main tab, you will see a list of the discussions for this course , icons will indicate if the discussion is an assignment and if it is related to a Path unit . Details about the discussion are found on the right columns .
3. Click on the title of the discussion you wish to respond to. Instructors create discussion prompts using text, video, or audio and the prompt may also include a file attachment or image.
The main prompt is at the top of the discussion with a blue background. Click the arrow as shown to reply to the instructor's prompt. You can also comment on other responses by clicking the arrow on their posts as shown below. Sometimes you can't comment on other responses until you respond to the main prompt.
4. Click on the arrow to respond to the main prompt or another person's response. Type in your reply, record a video or audio response, or attach a file to your response. Click Save to post.
5. You will return to the conversation thread. You can edit your post by clicking the "edit" text. New posts are marked by a blue dot and instructors or TAs have a blue bar on the side of their posts.
Note: Only instructors can delete posts.