Asynchronous Discussion Tools

Asynchronous discussion tools allow you and your students to engage one another in a common forum outside of your classroom. Students can respond to a prompt or question presented by their instructor and then use text, audio, or video messaging to reply and engage in an ongoing dialogue. The Instructional Technology team encourages the use of the following tools to engage students in conversations that extend beyond your classroom walls. Please contact the ITS Service Desk at or 310-338-7777 (x7777) or reach out to your Instructional Technologist to learn more about asynchronous discussion tools and how they might be incorporated into your coursework.



Brightspace Discussion Boards

Contact your Instructional Technologist if you would like to use these tools, or are interested in other asynchronous learning options.

Your Instructional Technologists

  • Manager of Instructional Technology - Jeffrey Schwartz (310-338-2376) UHall 3139
  • Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA) - Jeff Henline (310-338-6061) UHall 3416
  • College of Business Administration (CBA) - Debi Aggers (310-338-3953) Hilton 256C
  • College of Communication & Fine Arts (CFA) and School of Film and Television (SFTV) - Nick Somsavanh (310-338-2772)
  • Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) - Andrew Baik (310-338-6541) Foley Annex 141
  • School of Education (SOE) - Elaine Coates (310-338-7494) UHall 2429