A discussion board forum is an area where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics. Within each forum, users can create multiple threads. A thread includes the initial post and all replies to it. You can create forums and threads to organize discussions into units or topics relevant to your course/organization.
1. Access the discussion board and click Create Forum.
2. On the Create Forum page, type a name and optional instructions or a description. On the main discussion board page, the description follows the forum name.
3. In the Forum Availability section, click Yes.
You can create forums ahead of time and set the availability to No until the discussion is ready to start.
Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Display restrictions do not affect the forum availability, only when it appears.
4. Select the Forum Settings based on your specific needs.
For more information on discussion board feature (settings, due dates, rubrics, etc.) go to Create Forums.
This article was updated: 05/3/2017