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Community channels

Intentionally designed to prompt different types of collaboration

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Written by Chelsea Wilson
Updated over a week ago

Channels overview

In our first version of Maven's community platform, every course will come pre-set with a group of channels (details below). In the future, you'll be able to customize these channel names. We've scoured hundreds of cohorts to determine which channels foster the most valuable engagement, so we strongly believe these are your best channels to start with.

πŸ”’ admins - exclusively for instructor and course admins. Students cannot see this channel.

πŸ“’ announcements - instructors and course admins can write announcements for the entire cohort. Often, you'll use these for pre- and post-workshop instructions.

πŸ’¬ general - where most discussions will take place related to your course content. Also a great place to share articles, videos, and any other related resources.

πŸ‘‹ intros - a good place for students to start, you can get students to fill out the template and introduce themselves at the start of the course.

πŸ’­ questions - students ask questions to each other which often prompts lively discussion. You can also prompt students to ask questions in here during your live workshop instead of Zoom chat which can often get overwhelming quickly.

πŸ’ͺ share-your-work - whether it's during a live workshop or an asynchronous project, get students to share what they're working on so that you and others can comment and give feedback. Tip: get students to post their project and comment on two others.


  1. Can I customize the names of the channels?

    1. This isn't a feature we're offering just yet, but stay tuned as this will likely be something you're able to do in future versions of the Maven community.

  2. Can I add more channels?

    1. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have an idea for an additional channel. We'd love to hear your ideas!

  3. Can I customize the messaging in each channel?

    1. Each channel comes pre-populated with a description message:

      We've built these to streamline students' experience interacting in the community. Right now, this messaging is not customizable.

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