Discussions: Creating a Forum and Topic

Creating a Forum

Select Communicaton, then Discussions in the course navigation bar.

Communication navigation bar drop down

Select the New button then select New Forum from the dropdown menu. A New Forum page will open with configuration options.

New button

Enter a title (required) and enter a description (optional).

Title forum

Select the Save and Close button.

Creating a Topic

Select New Topic from the dropdown menu. A New Topic page will open with configuration options.

New topic button

Select a forum from the Forums dropdown menu (or click the New Forum to create a new forum.)

Select forum

Choose a Topic Type:

  • Open topic: everyone can access the topic and it's contents.
  • Group or section topic: everyone can access the topic, but students only see threads from their group or section (must have groups set up before setting up group- or section-based topics).

Enter a title (required) and enter a description (optional).

Title and description box

Select options for the topic (optional):

  • Allow anonymous posts: Select this option to allow students to anonymously post to this topic (not recommended).
  • A moderator must approve individual posts before they display in the topic: Select this option to approve posts before students are able to view them.
  • Users must start a thread before they can read and reply to other threads: Select this option to force students to post to the topic before they can read and reply to other students’ posts (recommended).

Select the Save and Close button. 

 

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Article ID: 100909
Created
Thu 3/12/20 9:34 AM
Modified
Fri 5/8/20 8:42 AM