Asynchronous Learning resources

At LCC , we have developed resources to help you design asynchronous learning activities on Moodle.

You can find the complete list of resources in the Teaching Online 21-22 section ‘Asynchronous Learning Activities‘ such as:

  1. A glossary where students can create definitions and co-construct key terms for their unit.
  2. A journal where students can post private reflections or responses and staff can comment and provide feedback or support.
  3. A forum for exploring topics in depth and creating threaded discussions.
  4. A questionnaire for public or anonymous responses to a variety of question types.

What is asynchronous learning?

Asynchronous learning describes educational activities that students complete at their own pace and at a time of their choosing.

Why is it beneficial?

Asynchronous activities help ensure students don’t have to be present at a specific time and place to learn. The added time benefits allow students to set their own pace, make active choices about their learning, give and receive feedback, and take the time to carefully research and compose their responses.

Just as importantly, having an asynchronous activity connected to a session or lecture recording helps ensure students take the time to process, reflect, and revisit their lessons and may even help improve comprehension and retension.

Some examples of asynchronous learning activities are:

  • watching pre-recorded lecture videos and completing a reflective journal entry
  • following along with a video demonstration
  • researching and writing a forum response to a lesson prompt
  • preparing a presentation for class
  • participating in a studio crit using Miro or Padlet
  • problem-based learning activities using real-world examples

For further information and help with designing your asychronous activities please contact LCC Digital Learning at

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