A thread about using @discord for office hours, asynchronous discussion and community building in an engineering classroom: a compilation of largely positive experiences and recommended practices. By request of @ProfStoebel and @dyong 1/?
Why Discord? We picked it because we were initially going to use three separate platforms (Piazza, GChat and Discord) for Q&A, office hours chat and community. It seemed like a mess. We realized we could get everything we wanted (except threaded comments) from Discord.
That turned out to be a good call. Students seemed to like it because they could get answers at any time and maybe because the interface was familiar and/or informal. I also got mileage out of being able to quickly hop between video channels, I could wander through breakouts 3/?