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How do I create a course discussion as a student?

How do I create a course discussion as a student?

You may be able to create new discussions in your course. These discussions are part of the course and are separate from creating a discussion in a group.

Note:

  • If the Add Discussion button does not display, your instructor has restricted this setting in your course. However, this setting does not affect discussions in course groups.
  • If you add a file to your discussion, it will be stored in course files in the unfiled folder.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create Discussion

Create your discussion by utilizing the following options:

  1. Enter your topic title in the topic title field.
  2. Use the Rich Content Editor to format your content. The Rich Content Editor includes a word count display below the bottom right corner of the text box.
  3. Attach a file to your discussion. (If the attachment option does not display, your instructor has restricted this setting. Depending on your browser you may also see the Browse button instead of the Choose File button.)  
  4. Create a threaded reply by clicking the Allow threaded replies checkbox.
  5. Require users to post to the discussion before viewing other replies by clicking the Users must post before seeing replies checkbox.
  6. Allow users to like discussion posts by clicking the Allow liking checkbox.
  7. Set specific dates the discussion can be viewed. Select the date you want the discussion to be show in the Available From field and the date the discussion should be hidden in the Until field. If you do not enter any dates, the discussion will be show during the entire duration of the course.
  8. Use the Content Selector to add additional content to your discussion post.

Manage Usage Rights

Manage Usage Rights

If required by your institution, you will need to select usage right settings when adding an attachment. To manage usage right settings, click the Set usage rights icon [1].

In the Usage Right drop-down menu [2], select one of five usage rights. If you are an instructor and are not sure which usage right applies to your file, please consult your institutional admin for guidance:

  • I hold the copyright (original content created by you)
  • I have obtained permission to use the file (authorized permission by the author)
  • The material is in the public domain (explicitly assigned to public domain, cannot be copyrighted, or is no longer protected by copyright)
  • The material is subject to an exception - e.g. fair use, the right to quote, or others under applicable copyright laws (excerpt or summary used for commentary, news reporting, research, or analysis in education)
  • The material is licensed under Creative Commons; this option also requires setting a specific Creative Commons license

If known, enter the copyright holder information in the Copyright Holder field [3].

To save your usage right settings, click the Save button [4]. You can edit usage right settings by clicking the Set usage rights icon.

Save Discussion

Save Discussion

Click the Save button.



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