Ed Discussion is an online discussion site that is often used as a class question and answer forum. Instructors can post class announcements and students can post questions for other members of the class to answer.
Ed Discussion posts support video, images, LaTeX, live runnable software code, and image annotations.
Setup and Use
Set Up Through Moodle
Ed Discussion can be added as a Moodle activity. To set up through Moodle, follow the steps below.
- Click edit mode at the top right corner of your Moodle course
- Click "Add Activity or Resource" in the Moodle section you'd like
- Select "Ed Discussions" from the list of activities
A new Ed Discussion course will be created. Instructors can sync the Ed Discussion roster to the Moodle participants listing.
Set Up Through Ed Stem
To set up an Ed Discussion course separate from Moodle, log in to Ed Discussions at edstem.org. Use your Swarthmore email to log in. Create a new course. Add users manually or copy and paste student information from a csv or spreadsheet file.
See the Ed Help website for Instructor and student help (enter your Swarthmore email to authenticate). Swarthmore licenses the "Ed Discussion" product. There are other services that we do not license.