Using CourseNetworking (CN) Post in Canvas to Enhance Student Communication and Engagement

Tuesday, April 4 2017 @ 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Presenter(s): Alice Zhao, Associate Director of the IUPUI CyberLab
Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Learners


CN Post is a plug-in tool available in each IU Canvas course. It is a good complement to Canvas and an alternative to the default Canvas discussion board. Invented at IU, CN Post helps enhance student communication and engagement through social, global and game-like learning. User feedback shows students prefer having online discussions in CN Post rather than in traditional discussion forums (here’s what this student has to say: This webinar will introduce unique features in CN Post and offer practical tips for easy implementation both in online and in hybrid courses.

What You’ll learn

  • how to access CN Post in Canvas
  • unique CN Post features (post, hashtag, poll, Global Class, Anar Seeds award system, badges, social portfolio)
  • tips and best practices of using CN Post to enhance student communication and engagement


This event is sponsored by the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 274-1300 or by email at