Creating Discussions

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Important Note:

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

To Create a Discussion Forum:

  1. Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-​down menu on the Navigation Bar.
  2. Select New Forum from the New drop-​down menu.
  3. Enter a Title for the forum.
  4. Select the Checkbox for the desired forum options.
    NOTE: The last forum option requires a user to post to the discussion topic before they can view any other student threads posted.
  5. Select Save and Close.


To Create a Discussion Topic:

  1. Select the Downward-​Facing Triangle next to the title of the forum you wish to add a topic to.
  2. Select Add Topic.
  3. Enter a Title for the topic.
  4. Enter a Description.
    BEST PRACTICE: Repeating descriptions in both the Forums and the Topics will double the screen size of the discussions list. Placing a description within the Topics places it in a more relevant location for users to refer to.
  5. Select the Assessment Tab within the discussion topic screen.
  6. Select the Grade Item from the drop-​down menu or create a New Grade Item to link the topic to the gradebook.
  7. Enter a Score for the total possible points.
  8. 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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