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How do I create a course discussion as a student?

You may be able to create new discussions in your course. These discussions are part of the course and are separate from creating a discussion in a group.

Note:

  • If the Add Discussion button does not display, your instructor has restricted this setting in your course. However, this setting does not affect discussions in course groups.
  • If you add a file to your discussion, it will be stored in course files in the unfiled folder.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create Discussion

Create Discussion

Enter a discussion title in the Topic Title field [1].

Add discussion content using the Rich Content Editor [2]. Learn more about using the Rich Content Editor.

By default, all sections in your course can view and participate in the discussion. To specify specific sections for your discussion, use the Post to drop-down menu [3].

You can also attach files to your discussion [4].

Set Discussion Options and Availability

Set Discussion Options and Availability

Select options for your discussion [1] and add dates specifying when your classmates can view and participate in your discussion [2].

Note: If you do not set availability dates for your discussion, it can be accessed at any time during the course or section dates.

Save Discussion

Save Discussion

Click the Save button.