D2L - Create a Discussion Forum & Topic

Last Updated: 05/06/2014

Overview

The following documentation will demonstrate the process of creating a discussion forum and topic for a course in Desire2Learn.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

Step 1

Log into your course and from the Communication drop-down menu, click on Discussions.

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Step 2

From the New drop-down menu, select New Forum.

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Step 3

Under the New Forum Details section:

  • Enter a Title
  • Enter a Description
  • Choose if you would like to Allow anonymous messages
  • Choose if you would like to Messages must be approved before being displayed
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Step 4

Choose if you would like to have the forum to be available during a certain time period or locked during a certain time period

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Step 5

Click Save and Add Topic.

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Step 6

Under the New Topic Details section:

  • Enter a Title
  • Enter a Description
  • Choose if you would like to Allow anonymous messages
  • Choose if you would like to Messages must be approved before being displayed
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Step 7

Under the Restrictions tab choose if you would like to attach Release Conditions.

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Step 8

Under the Assesment tab, you can choose to have this discussion as a graded item. To learn more about this process visit the Create Grade Item tutorial.

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Step 9

When finished setting your discussion settings click Save and Close.

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