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Using the myWPI Discussion Board for Peer Review and Commentary

April 9, 2007

The Discussion Board tool in myWPI, designed for threaded discussions, can also be used as a tool for allowing students to share papers or presentation files with each other and the entire class. By creating a discussion board forum and setting it to allow file attachments, each student can share their file with the entire class in the main Discussion Board or a smaller group by using the Discussion Board through the Groups tool. Unlike the group File Exchange, the students cannot remove each otherís files and they can reply to the authorís original message if they want to leave comments.

For more information on setting up the discussion board in your course, visit the How-to topics on Using the Discussion Board and Creating Discussion Forums for Groups.