Discussion Boards are a great way to get students to think critically about your content, to assess their understanding, and to practice written expression.
To add a Single Topic Discussion Board, navigate to the Learning Module you would like to place it in, and click Add at the bottom of the module.
A new window will pop up, giving you a choice between Activities and Resources. For a discussion board, you will choose Activities.
Another window will open with all of the Activity options. Click Discussion Board, and then click Add.
When the Discussion Board Window opens, Name your discussion and choose an Image and give the board a Description if desired.
Scroll to the bottom of this page, where you will be able to choose the type of discussion. Use the dropdown to choose A Single Simple Discussion, which means all replies will be underneath your main topic. Then click Save and Return to Course.
You should now see your discussion board in your course. To view it, simply click on the Discussion Board.
Here you will be able to view and reply to student posts. Keep in mind that you may need to refresh your screen to see the most recent posts. Click Reply to respond. You can also Edit and Delete students’ posts if needed.
If you’d like, you can change the way the posts are displayed by using the drop down menu in the top left corner of the panel.
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