course MESSAGING

This is the Course Messaging System. You can send a message to your tutor or to other participants. You should also receive these messages in your email, but please check here frequently and use this Course Messaging System to reply. (If you need to send a message to several colleagues at once, please use the Participants button instead.)

ACADEMIC COURSE FORUM

Use the Academic Course Forum to discuss anything related to the course content, for example:

  • You want to continue discussing something from a previous unit (for example following on from your tutor’s summary)
  • You want to discuss something that the course leads you to think about but does not already have a specific forum
  • You want to share or send something to someone - you can upload it here (but remember everyone can see it)
  • You need to find a partner for group work.

Your tutor will also let you know about any Nile or Nile Online news or upcoming events via this Forum.

SOCIAL FORUM FOR COURSE PARTICIPANTS

Use the Social Forum to get to know your course colleagues and chat to them about things not necessarily related to the course. Think of this Forum as a student common room or a staffroom or even a playground. Everyone will see what you write but the tutor will not usually respond.

NON-ACADEMIC HELP FORUM

Use the Non-Academic Help Forum to send any technical questions or problems. Please let us know if something isn’t working or you are having trouble. Give as much detail as possible (see instructions on the Forum).

Also use this Forum to ask any general questions about the course (but remember to check in FAQ first). Your tutor should see these emails and respond.

CHATROOM - SYNCHRONOUS DISCUSSIONS

You can use the Chatroom for Synchronous Discussions if you need to to collaborate on an activity in real time. Arrange a suitable time to meet course colleagues here.

Last modified: Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 3:11 PM