On Sunday I posted that Zoho was poised to announce a new service this week. Today, Zoho announced the launch of Zoho Discussions. Zoho Discussions is a message board service that you can integrate into the rest of your account. Zoho Discussions allows you to create a message board or discussion forum. The free version of the service allows for the creation of two forums with one moderator. The video below provides a brief overview of Zoho Discussions.
Applications for Education
Zoho Discussions could be a good platform for creating an online discussion forum for your students. You might consider creating two forums, one for students to ask you questions and one for you to pose discussion questions for students to discuss.
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