Am I confused, or what? I thought I had it figured out but I am still seeing relevant posts under the Daily Dose. Going from board to board to get feed back is really a bother. Yet I see few relevant posts here on the TCM message board.
You are not confused. But some of these choices are borne of necessity since we have 18,000 enrolled students from around the world. The problem is that many students are having trouble logging onto TCM message boards, and I had to create another way for them to post. I don't want to get too far into the technical weeds, but we have tried every avenue with several students to get them onto TCM boards with no luck. There are computer problems, ISP problems, different issues with different countries, etc. I did not open a second board without careful deliberation and discussion with the course team, but I have to take into consideration the needs of all of the students.
Yes, it creates two message boards instead of one, but I am trying to make sure every student has the ability to participate. And the TCM boards do get much more traffic and much more posts than the ones at Canvas. So if you can log into TCM, my preference is for students to post their comments at TCM.
For following along with student activity, my suggestion is to pick one or the other message boards to follow (not both, unless you have the time).
I've been reading both boards daily, and I find the content of the student comments on the Daily Doses at TCM and Canvas cover many of the same topics and insights.
Thanks for your question, and I hope you are enjoying the course!
Richard Edwards, PhD
Ball State University
Instructor: TCM Presents: The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (2017)
Instructor: TCM Presents: Painfully Funny: Exploring Slapstick in the Movies (2016)
Instructor: TCM Presents: Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir (2015)