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How do I allow students to create a course discussion?

You can allow students to create a new discussion by changing the settings from the Discussions page. When this setting is enabled, discussions created by students become part of the course and are included in future course copies and exports unless the discussions are deleted.

The course discussion student setting can also be changed from the Course Settings page.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Click the Settings icon.

Edit Discussion Settings

Edit Discussion Settings

Check the Create discussion topics checkbox.