Discussions – Create a Forum – Instructor

Discussions – Create a Forum – Instructor


Use discussion forums and topics to increase
communication and collaboration in your course. This tutorial shows how to create a discussion
forum. Discussions are your course message boards,
which are organized into forums and topics. All discussion topics must belong to a forum. To create a forum, from the Discussions List,
click New. Select New Forum. Give your forum a title. Enter a description, if desired, to provide
learners with details about the information to be covered in the forum. Select the options you want to apply to the
forum, such as allowing anonymous posts or requiring a moderator to review the comments
learners make prior to posting them. In this example, we want to ensure that learners
post an original comment before they can reply to others. Therefore, we will check, “Users must start
a thread before they can read and reply to other threads in each topic.” Select “display forum description in
topics” this allows you to enter one set of consistent instructions for learners that
will display in both the forum and topic. Click show visibility options to set visibility
and availability for your forum. You can set a date range for when the forum
will be visible to learners. For example, we will edit the dates and times
in this section to make this forum visible for the month of December. When you are ready, click Save and Close. The forum displays in the Discussions List. Use discussion forums and topics to increase
communication and collaboration in your course.

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