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Reimagining Online Discussions with
Thank you for your interest in participating in a CATE pilot program.

CATE invites UIC instructors to submit a request to participate in the pilot program to reimagine online discussion using, a new discussion tool. is intended to improve the current Blackboard discussion board by providing additional functionality, including easier grading and feedback, and a more friendly user interface.

Instructors who participate in this pilot will have the opportunity to reflect on how the tool enriched discussions in their courses, and provide feedback on the tool’s functionality as well as its impact on the teaching and learning experiences of students.

Instructors will be informed of the status of their request via email the week following the application's deadline.

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Email *
Name *
College/Department *
What is (are) your teaching role(s) at UIC? *
What Semester would you like to pilot *
Which course would you like to pilot *
How many students are typically enrolled in that course? *
What challenges do you have currently with Blackboard discussion board tool? *
How do you envision using in your course? What do you hope to achieve by integrating this tool into your course? *
Please use this space to share any additional information or comments.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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