Data Into Insights (Spring 2021)/Discord signup

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We will be using Discord for most of the communication needs in our class. This includes our synchronous sessions, turning in discussion questions, asynchronous homework help, etc.

I have not used Discord in the past to run a class, and there will certainly be some speed bumps along the way. However, I'm excited about the potential and I think it could work really well.

Signing up for Discord is pretty straightforward. You will need to go to and create an account. I suggest downloading the app but you can also use the browser-based version.

Once you have an account, open Discord and click the "plus" icon to add a server, and the "Join a Server" and enter the following URL:

This should bring you to our server. There's one more thing you need to do in order to get access to the class.

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Click the Barchart icon and you should then see the COM 495 category on the left side.

I also made a video to walk you through how to do this if you get stuck. Click here to watch it.