LEO: How Do I - Create Small Group Discussions (Faculty)

  1. From the Course Home page, select DiscussionsNote: You may be required to click the My Tools drop down menu to select Discussions
  2. Click New and select New Forum from the drop down menu. 
  3. Enter a name of the Forum in the Title* box and add a Description (optional) summarizing the purpose of the Forum. 
  4. Under Options, select one of the following if applicable:
    • Allow anonymous posts
    • A moderator must approve individual posts before they display in the forum
    • Users must start a thread before they can read an reply to other threads in each topic
    • Display forum description in topics
  5. Availability allows you to set the dates for them the Forum is visible. 
  6. Locking Options allows you to set dates to automatically lock or unlock Forum. 
  7. Select Save and Add Topic
  8. Enter a name for the Topic in the Title* box. Add a Description (optional) summarizing the purpose of the Topic. 
  9. Under Options, select one of the following if applicable:
    • Allow anonymous posts
    • A moderator must approve individual posts before they display in the topic
    • Users must start a thread before they can read and reply to other threads. 
  10. Set Availability and Locking Options
  11. Click Save
  12. Click the Restrictions tab. 
  13. Under Group and Section Restrictions, click Show Topic Group and Section Restrictions.
  14. Click the check box next to Restrict this topic to the follow groups and sections
  15. Click Add Groups and Sections
  16. The Add Groups and Sections pop-up will display. Select the group(s) you want to have access to the discussions then click Add
  17. Click Save and Close