My students often struggle with participating in online discussions. I often get comment after comment with very little interaction. The little interactions I do get usually consist of "I agree" and "Great idea!" comments.
I created this simple two-page handout to distribute at the start of school that reviews some online discussion expectations. It also includes a model thread to show to students, so they can see exactly what the expectations are for an online discussion thread.
This download includes:
-A Schoology version (information is the same; heading and icon is different)
-An Online Discussion version (information is the same; heading and icon is different)
-Two versions of the first page (one version removes the last bullet point which reviews how discussions will be graded)
I hope this resource helps to improve the quality of your online discussions! Happy teaching!