Below is a video that shows you step by step how to create a discussion board. Below the video, you’ll find step-by-step instructions you can print.

Click your Discussions link on your Course Menu to access the Discussion Board. The following information covers the customizable settings available for discussions.

To create a new forum click the Create Forum button located on the left-hand side of the black header bar at the top of the screen.

Discussion Board - Create Forum

  • Forum Information: Enter a name & description.
    Forum Information
  • Forum Availability: Configure availability status as well as dates/times.
    Forum Availability
  • Forum Settings: Here you can configure grading and various other options for the forum and threads.”Allow Author to Delete Own Posts“, “Allow Author to Edit Own Published Posts” & “Allow Members to Create New Threads” should be considered as well depending on the nature of the discussion. The rest of the options are usually left as default besides a few special circumstances.
    Forum Settings
  • Submit: Once you have everything configured to your liking simply click the Submit button.

NOTE: Always feel free to call tech support at (866) 205-1011 if you have questions or concerns regarding your forum configuration and how it should relate to your particular needs.

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