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For Instructors

Reddit can be utilized by instructors to help communication with students by creating their own Subreddit. Once created, the instructor can add any information and material with ease.

Instructors can:

  • Post articles for a group of students
  • Assign readings and stimulate discussion of an article for a group of students

Post Articles

It is very simple to post an article from the web to your own Subreddit.

Before you begin, you need:

  • to know how to create your own Subreddit
  • to know how to add / remove Subreddits from your front page
  • add students as moderators of your Subreddit

Step 1) Open Your Subreddit

a)       If your Subreddit is not on your front page, add it

b)       Click on your Subreddit

Step 2) Post Your Article

a)       Scroll down the page until you find the words “Submit a link” inside a light blue arrow

  • Located on the right side of the page

b)       Click on the arrow

c)       Enter the title of the article into the “title” field

d)       Paste the article’s url into the “url” field

e)       Complete the “are you human?” field

f)        Click the “submit” button

You have successfully posted an article!

Assign Reading and Stimulate Discussion

After every article that you post, you have the opportunity to comment. You can tell your students which portion of the article to read, what to think about while reading it, assign questions, or to stimulate a conversation amongst themselves.

Before you start, you need:

  • to know how to create your own Subreddit
  • to know how to post an article to your Subreddit

Step 1) Open Your Subreddit

a)       If your Subreddit is not on your front page, add it

b)       Click on your Subreddit

Step 2) Find the Article you Want to Comment on

a)       Scroll down the page until you see the article of choice

or

b)       Enter the author, title, or the topic of the article you are searching for into the search bar

Step 3) Commenting

a)       Locate the word “comment” two lines below the title of the article

b)       Click the word “comment”

  • A new page will load and a large text box will appear

c)       Type your comment in the text box

You have successfully left a comment!

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