LEO: How Do I- Create Discussion Forums


LEO: How Do I- Create Discussion Forums
The article below illustrates how to create a discussion forum
A forum is a great tool to use in order to group discussion topics.  These are the general instructions to create a forum.
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 instructor would like the students to post prior to viewing other threads.

Step 1.
Go to Course Admin > Discussions under Communication.
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Select New > New Forum.
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Step 2.
Enter the title of the forum. (As required).
 
Instructors can then select from options whether to allow anonymous post, having a moderator approve messages before they display in forum or students must start a thread before they can read or reply to other threads in each topic.
 
Instructors must select a Visibility Option to determine if the Topic is always available or seen; if Topic will be hidden; or if Topic will only be visible for a specific date range.
 
Instructors will need to select a Locking Option which is to unlock Topic, lock Topic or unlock Topic for a specific date range.

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Select Save and Close.
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.