Duke is piloting the Ed Discussion online threaded discussion and Q&A platform in the 2021-2022 academic year. Tightly integrated with the Duke Sakai platform and offering full roster sync capability, Ed Discussion offers a wide variety of features and functionality and an intuitive user interface.

Many features like topic categorization and anonymous posting can be useful for teaching courses in any discipline, and equation and code editors are especially helpful for teaching courses with a science focus.

If you’d like to join the pilot, follow the steps below to add Ed Discussion to your Sakai course site.

screenshot of Ed Discussions in use

This page covers:

  1. Adding Ed Discussion
  2. Get started with Ed Discussion
  3. Get help
  4. Frequently Asked Questions

Adding Ed Discussion

You can add Ed Discussion to your Sakai course site in the same way you add any other tool to Sakai.

Navigate to your site, select Site Info and then choose Manage Tools. Scroll down the tool list to select the Ed Discussion checkbox. Choose Continue and then Finish to confirm. Ed Discussion will appear in your tools menu (in the sidebar ☰ menu).

Get started with Ed Discussion

Great, you’ve added Ed Discussion to Sakai! Ready to spark a conversation?

Check out the quick Ed Discussion Getting Started Guide (PDF).

Get help

First, check the Ed Discussion help documentation (login required- launch Ed Discussion from Sakai first.) You can also check the FAQ below to see if your question is addressed there.

If you’re still running into issues with using Ed Discussion, request help from Learning Innovation and we’ll help troubleshoot your issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Help! I’m having trouble with Ed Discussion.

We are still working to document any issues that aren’t included in Ed Discussion help documents. Check out this page first to see if your question is answered in the official documentation: Ed Help