Setting Up Discussions

‌Modules can have multiple forums and topics, but you must create a discussion forum before you can create a discussion topic since all topics belong to forums.

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To create a Discussion Forum
  1. On the module navbar, click Discussions
  2. Under Discussions List, click New, New Forum
  3. Enter a title and description for your forum
  4. Include your forum Options as required
  5. Configure the forum Availability options as required.  This section allows the forum to be hidden, or visible only during specified date ranges
  6. Configure the forum Locking options as required.  This section allows the forum to only be active during specified date ranges
  7. Click Save and Add Topic, or Save and Close if adding topics later

 

D2L Brightspace video instruction : Discussions - Create a Forum - Instructor

To add Topics to an existing Discussion Forum‌
  1. On the module navbar, click Discussions
  2. Under Discussions List, click New, New Topic
  3. If you have more than one forum already created, click Choose a Forum and select the forum to add the topic under
  4. Enter a title and description for your topic
  5. Include your topic Options as required
  6. Configure the Rate Posts option if required
  7. Configure the forum Availability options as required.  This section allows the topic to be hidden, or visible only during specified date ranges
  8. Configure the forum Locking options as required.  This section allows the forum to only be active during specified date ranges
  9. Click a Save option.  Save and Close if the topic is complete.  Save and New if the topic is complete and you are adding another new topic.  Save if temporarily saving and continuing to configure the topic

 

D2L Brightspace video instruction : Discussions - Create a Topic - Instructor

To add Discussion Topics as a piece of module content

 

      

Discussions can also be added directly within a module unit, to appear alongside the rest of your module content.

  1. Within your module, select the relevant unit eg. Week 2
  2. Within the unit, click Upload/Create and select New Discussion
  3. Enter a title for your discussion
  4. Click My Module Forums and choose the forum to store the discussion under.  Only the discussion topic you are creating now will appear in your content list.
  5. Enter the instructions that will appear as a description for the discussion
  6. Click Publish or Save as Draft to publish later