Focus on Communications

This workshop focuses on utilising the communication tools in the University LMS to enhance the student experience. The range of communication tools available in the LMS:

  • Blogs run either as a course blog (all users) or as personal blogs
  • Discussion boards - as a course forum, or used by groups and moderated by students
  • Email or Messaging within the UoS site context
  • Journals (personal and group journals)
  • Wikis shared between groups or all course users


Working in your own workshop playground site to gain familiarity with:

  • Creating Announcements
  • Creating and managing Discussion forums
  • Creating and managing Blogs and Wikis
  • Accessing and downloading student activity in the Communication areas

Best Practice

  • Communication in the online environment
  • Netiquette
  • Privacy