How do I allow students to start a new Discussion?
You can allow students to create a new discussion by changing the course settings. Settings are available in the Discussions Page or the Course Settings Page.
Discussions Page Settings
In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.
Open Settings Icon
Click the Settings icon to open Discussion settings.
Edit Course Details
Click the Edit Course Details button.
Allow Students to Create Discussion Topics
Verify New Discussion
Verify that students can start a new discussion.