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weslie_williams
Community Member

Faculty discussion forum

Is there a way to create a discussion board for all faculty members, that are registered in canvas but not all registered in the same course? Our department is trying to create an online discussion forum for everyone to participate in, rather than having monthly meetings. We are hoping to use Canvas, because most already know how to use and it would be an easy transition for those that are not very tech savoy.

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tdarrow
Community Contributor

I'm curious to know what the rest of the Canvas Community does for faculty resource centers and discussions. My institution eventually decided to create a Resource Center Canvas course designed for teachers to collaborate on and simply enrolled all faculty members. There may be a better solution out there, though...

chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @weslie_williams ​...

Have you considered using groups?  Last October, I wrote a blog on how you can set up groups (not associated with any particular course): Paper Pumpkin - Campus Clubs and Groups which is located in the Higher Education​ group here in the Canvas Community.  If you are not a part of the Higher Ed group, it's just a click away.  Smiley Happy

Robbie_Grant
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @weslie_williams ​,

Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.

Robbie

jbrady2
Community Champion

As we were transitioning to Canvas, our department set-up a course for faculty in the Free-for-Teachers account, which was eventually moved into our Canvas instance after the initial training phase was completed.  Within this course, we set-up a discussion forum to allow faculty to ask questions, answer questions, and provide tips to one another.