Creating Discussion Forums

With the Discussions feature, you can set up forums for your entire class or student groups. Discussions can be set up as graded assignments, or they can simply serve as forums for collaboration, general topics, or frequently asked questions.

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  1. Click the Discussions link in the course navigation menu. (Unless you’ve edited this menu, it should be the fourth link from the top.) The Discussions page will be displayed. 

  1. Click the blue +Discussion button at the top-right side of the page. An editing options page will open.

  1. Add a title and prompt for your discussion.
  1. If your discussion will be graded:
    1. Select the Graded checkbox in the Options section. Grade settings will be displayed. 
    2. Enter a value in the Points Possible text box. (By default, it’s set to zero.)
    3. Enter a date in the Due text box, which is in the middle of the Assign section. 
  1. Click the blue Save button at the bottom of the page. Your new discussion forum is now published. 

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