Getting started with Discussions

Instructors - Getting Started with Discussions

As an Instructor, how can you get started with Discussions?

Dec 19, 2019 • Knowledge

How to create a Discussion Forum

  1. From Course Tools, select Discussions

2. Select New > New Forum.

3. Fill in the necessary properties and any restrictions or options.

4. To complete the creation of the Forum, select:

    • Save and Close, or

    • Save and Add Topic to add a new topic to the Forum:

How to create a Discussion Topic

  1. From Course Tools, select Discussions.

2. Select New > New Topic

3. Fill in the necessary properties and any restrictions or options.

4. To complete the creation of the Topic, select:

    • Save and Close, or

    • Save and New to add another topic.

How to edit a Discussion Forum or Topic

  1. From Course Tools, select Discussions.

2. Select the down arrow beside the forum or topic title > Select Edit Forum/Topic.

  1. Complete the desired changes.

  2. Select Save and Close.

What is the difference between a Forum and a Topic?

  • Forums organize related topics into categories and contain topics for users to read and post responses to.

  • Topics only exist inside forums. If no forums exist, topics cannot be created.

  • Post responses can only be created inside topics, not forums.

  • Courses can contain multiple forums.

  • Forums can contain multiple topics.

How to delete a Discussion Forum or Topic

  1. From Course Tools, select Discussions

2. Select the down arrow beside the forum or topic title > Select Delete.

  1. Confirm the deletion by selecting Yes.


How to delete a post within a Discussion Topic

  1. From Course Tools, select Discussions.

2. Select the Topic containing post to be deleted.

3. To delete a whole thread, select the down arrow beside the thread title > Select Delete Thread.

  1. To delete a post, select the down arrow beside the poster's name > Select Delete Post.