How do I create a discussion as an instructor?
As an instructor, you can create a discussion for your course.
In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.
Click the Add Discussion button.
In the Title field , create a title for your discussion.
Use the Rich Content Editor  to create content for your discussion. You can also add links, files, and images to the discussion using the content selector .
You can also add an attachment to your discussion by clicking the Choose File button .
Add Discussion Options
By default, discussions are created as focused discussions. To create a threaded discussion, click the Allow threaded replies checkbox .
To require users to reply to the discussion before they can see any other replies, click the Users must post before seeing replies checkbox .
To enable a discussion podcast feed, click the Enable podcast feed checkbox .
To allow students to like discussion replies, click the Allow liking checkbox .
To make the discussion be a group discussion, click the This is a Group Discussion checkbox .
To make your discussion available on a specific date or during a specific date range, enter the dates in the Available From and Until fields , or click the calendar icons to select dates. Note that these fields only apply for non-graded discussions; If you create a graded discussion, these date fields do not apply.
Save and Publish
If you are ready to publish your discussion, click the Save & Publish button . If you want to create a draft of your discussion and publish it later, click the Save button .
When your discussion is saved in a draft state, you can return to the page and publish it at any time by clicking the Publish icon.
View the discussion.