You can create discussions in your course to allow course members to collaborate with one another or you can create graded discussions.
Note: The ability to add or edit discussions within your course is dependent on your permissions.
Add a discussion
- In course navigation, click the Discussions link.
- Click the + Discussion button to create a new discussion.
Create your discussion topic
- Add a title to your discussion
- Use the text editor or HTML editor to create new content.
- Use the content selector on the right to link to or add existing content
For more information on how to create content with the tools in Ember, click here.
Select discussion settings
- Attach a file to your discussion if you wish for students to download a particular file.
- Select Allow threaded replies to allow comments or replies to course members who have already replied to the main topic.
- Require users to post to the original discussion topic before viewing other replies by selecting Users must post before seeing replies.
- Create a podcast feed for the Discussion by selecting the Enable podcast feed checkbox.
- Make the discussion a graded assignment by selecting the Graded checkbox.
If you select the Graded checkbox, you will see expanded settings similar to those available when you create an assignment. For more information on assignment settings, click here.
- To allow course members to like replies, select Allow liking.
- If the discussion is meant to be a group discussion select Group discussion.
- Select assignment availability options:
- The Assign to field allows you to configure multiple due dates if you are teaching multiple sections.
- Select a due date for the assignment.
- If you would like this assignment to be available only during a certain time, select the availability dates.
- If content is unpublished, you can select Save to save a draft of the assignment or you can select Save & Publish if you are ready to allow students to access the assignment.