LEO: How Do I- Create Discussion Forums

A forum is a great tool to use in order to group together discussion topics.  

  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 the Forum Title and Description.
  4. Under Options, select one or more of the following if applicable:
    1. Allow anonymous posts
    2. A moderator must approve individual posts before they display in the forum.
    3. Users must start a thread before they can read and reply to other threads in each topic.
    4. Display forum description in topics. 
  5. Under Availability, select one of the following:
    1. Forum is always visible
    2. Hide this forum
    3. Forum is visible for a specific date range
  6. Under Locking Options, select one of the following:
    1. Unlock forum
    2. Lock forum
    3. Unlock forum for a specific date rage.
  7. Select Save and CloseSave and Add Topic, or Save
Note: As each forum becomes the “master” for all topics underneath, the recommendation is to add the start date and end date for locking purposes here, as well as if the instructors would like the students to post prior to viewing other threads. If there are no topics within a forum, the students will not see the forum.