What makes a good discussion?

These are the notes from our discussion on what makes a good forum discussion contribution. You can also consider these when thinking about blog post comments, and even class or group discussions.


  • Agree with someone- and add more, support their ideas
  • Disagree with someone – don’t attack the person, give points/reasons why you disagree.
  • Add new ideas. (explain your evidence, suggest new topics, make a good thesis statement)
  • Share your opinion
  • Ask a question. (Extend the ideas or ask someone to explain theirs)
  • Give examples, quotes, cite sources.

Anything else?

Hello Inquiry Hub Students!

This Community site is set up as a Class Blog. This is a place where we will share news activities and events, as well as highlight student accomplishments. If you look over in the right-hand column, you’ll see a stream of recent blog posts from students and teachers, and also a link to your blog (once  you’ve followed the instructions below).

You will need to do the following 5 steps to connect your blog to this community blog.

Go to your blog’s address: http://YourBlog.inquiryhub.org and follow these steps:

1. Click on YourBlog’s name and choose ‘Dashboard’.

(You must be logged in using your username and password.)

2. Click on ‘My Class’.

3. Click on ‘Join a Class’.

4. In ‘Search for a site:’ type “community” and click ‘Search’.

5. Under ‘Inquiry Hub Blogging Community’ click:

    ‘Send a request to join’ …and you have joined the community!



More helpful information: When you started your blog, here is the greeting that you got. However, many of you will end up deleting or editing this automatic, first post and so you might miss out on some of these very useful links: 

Welcome to your brand new blog at COL Campus.

To get started, simply log in, edit or delete this post and check out all the other options available to you.

For assistance, visit our comprehensive support site, check out our Edublogs User Guide guide or stop by The Edublogs Forums to chat with other edubloggers.

You can also subscribe to our brilliant free publication, The Edublogger, which is jammed with helpful tips, ideas and more.