Type a title for the discussion in the topic field.
Write a discussion prompt using the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor includes a word count display below the bottom right corner of the text box.
Use the Content Selector in the Sidebar to link to course Pages, Assignments, Discussions, etc.
Attach a file to your discussion. (Note: If the attachment option does not appear, your instructor has restricted this setting. Depending on your browser you may also see "Browse" instead of "Choose File".)
Create a threaded replies by clicking the Allow threaded replies checkbox.