Here is UW-Stout's discussion etiquette guide. This was 'crowd sourced' via our online teaching staff and is regularly revised.
The Discussion Board is a vital part of communication in online learning. If all participants agree to follow a few principles of civility and professionalism, the discussion board can be a great opportunity to express opinions, share ideas, and receive feedback from peers who are engaged in the same learning objectives.
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