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Click the Discussions link on your course navigation bar.

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Managing Discussions Play Video For Managing Discussions
      • Edit a forum or topic
      • Copying a forum
      • Copying a topic
      • Copying or moving a discussion message
      • Reorder forums and topics
      • Deleting discussion forums, topics, or messages
      • Restoring a deleted discussion message
Finding and Reading Messages Play Video For Finding and Reading Messages
      • Searching for messages in Discussions
      • Reading messages in Discussions
      • Marking a discussion message as read or unread
      • Flagging a message in Discussions
      • Printing messages in Discussions
Moderating and Approving Messages Play Video For Moderating and Approving Messages
      • Finding messages that require approval
      • Approving messages
      • Viewing a discussion message’s history
Restricting Access Play Video For Restricting Access
      • Hiding a discussion forum or topic
      • Locking a discussion forum or topic
      • Setting release conditions for a discussion forum or topic
      • Setting group restrictions for a discussion forum or topic
      • Automatically create restricted discussion topics for all groups in a category
Assessing Topics Play Video For Assessing Topics
    • Setting up assessment
    • Assessing users
    • Linking an assessment to a grade item
    • Rating discussion messages

About Discussions

The Discussions tool is a collaboration area where you can post, read and reply to messages on different topics, share thoughts about course materials, ask questions, share files, or work with your peers on assignments and homework.

Use the Discussions tool in your course to:

  • encourage users to share thoughts on course material with their peers
  • set up forums for users to ask questions
  • pose a question for the class to debate
  • discuss the answers to an assignment
  • create forums for groups to work on group assign

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