Creating Discussions


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Important Notes:

  • Discussions can be accessed from either the Assessments or Communication drop-​down menu.
  • To learn more about creating discussions in D2L, view the following: Discussions (Instructional Videos)



To Create a Discussion Forum

  1. On a Desktop or Laptop: From the Assessments or Communication menu, select Discussions.
    On a Mobile Device: From the Mobile Menu, select Assessments or Communication, then select Discussions.

    Discussions selected from the Communication Menu on a Desktop or Mobile Device

  2. Select New, then select New Forum.
    From the New menu, New Forum is selected to create a new forum
  3. Enter a Title for the forum.
  4. Enter a Description to explain the purpose of the forum.
  5. Select the Checkbox for each desired forum option.

    NOTE: To require students to post first before reading other student posts, select the checkbox for Users must start a thread before they can read and reply to other threads in each topic.
  6. Select Save and Close.



To Create a Discussion Topic

  1. On a Desktop or Laptop: From the Assessments or Communication menu, select Discussions.
    On a Mobile Device: From the Mobile Menu, select Assessments or Communication, then select Discussions.

    Discussions is selected from the Communications Menu on a Desktop or Mobile Device

  2. Select the drop-​down menu next to the title of the forum you wish to add a topic to.
  3. Select Add Topic.
    Topics are added to existing Forums by selecting Add Topic
  4. Enter a Title for the topic.
  5. Enter a Description to explain the purpose of the topic.
  6. To link a discussion topic to a grade book item select the Assessment Tab.
    Assessment Tab is selected
  7. From the Grade Item drop-​down menu, select the appropriate Grade Item or create a New Grade Item.
  8. Enter the total number of points possible in the Score Out Of text field.
    Enter the total points possible in the Score Out of
  9. Select Save and Close.


Come visit the eLearning team in TLC 427 for assistance.
If you are unable to visit in person, please contact us by email
at lcc_​elearning@​lcc.​edu, or by phone at (517) 4831839.

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