It is so much easier in conventional classrooms, instructor meets the students regularly! 

In online schools? How can you contact learners? 


In this article we’ll present all LearnWorlds’ tools that will assist your communication with learners.


Community


Your school is already a community. Why don’t you create the interface for users to socialize?

Admins and students are able to create posts and comments that can be also commented, starred (“yeah”) or highlighted as the best (“best of”)

Your posts can include a URL, an Image or even a poll to feel the pulse of your leaners’ community and more about their interests and personalities.

For the optimal management of your school’s community you may remove inappropriate posts by clicking on the Edit Page

and then the red recycle bin next to the post.

You may also check a relevant article on Community and its settings in this article.


Groups


Yeah..all communities consist of smaller groups, so why should your school’s community be an exception?

Within the community you may create groups according to learners’ interests, courses’ enrollments or even hobbies!

Simply click on the “Create Group” button



select a relevant group name



And invite learners to join!


Learners will receive an email notification as well as an inbox message in their school’s account.


Group participants are now ready to start discussing, sharing questions or concerns and socialize! They will also be able to post a url, an image or a poll.


As an admin, in case a community user or a group member shares a post while you are logged out, you will be notified with an email and in the community page with the number of the new posts, while users will be notified only if they are members of the group.


You can learn more about community Groups, by clicking here.


Discuss tab



Depending on your school’s social settings you may enable Course Discussion groups for each course or for each course’s “learning activity".


You can also allow the course discussions content to be published in the Community, allowing anyone to comment posts.


Course discussion tab is not only a socializing tool within your school’s community, it can also become a strong tutoring tool as it allows instructors to answer questions and exchange ideas within the course class.



You may find more information on Course discussion groups in this article


Inbox



“Socializing” is not the only communication option LearnWorlds offers:) You may address to your learners with emails. Apart from the automated emails and notifications send out in certain events as Registrations, Enrollments etc you may contact learners with an inbox message.


To access the direct emailing feature, kindly navigate to your community page and click on the mail icon at the top.



Click on “New message” tab at the top



Select the learner or learners you would like to send a message to (start typing “@” and the name of the student. A list of suggested accounts will appear and you can pick the right one). 


Once you fill out the message just click the “send” button!


We also suggest checking a very interesting article on How social and interactive learning increases results.