The Discussion Topic helps instructors to communicate interactively with students about a particular topic. Instructors and students can post responses and attach supporting files along with these discussions.
To add a Discussion Topic, complete the following steps:
Click the Add Content link in Content Library or Course Content.
Click Add Discussion Topic on the menu.
Enter a Title and Description in the text boxes. The Title and Description appear to the student in the course, before they have started the Discussion Topic.
Type the optimal time to complete the discussion in the text boxes in hh:mm format.
Click Browse to select the supporting files, and then click . You can attach a maximum of three files with a maximum file size of 2.5MB each.
Type the body of the Discussion Topic in the Content Editor window. [For more information on using the Content Editor, see Content Editor.]
Select the appropriate Student Posting Rules options. The available options are:
Students can post messages: Select this checkbox to allow students to post messages (responses) to the Discussion Topic.
Students can reply to the messages posted: Select this checkbox to allow the students to reply to the messages (responses) posted by the instructor.
Select the Anonymity Preferences option.
Student posts are anonymous: Select this checkbox to prevent the student from viewing the author and other student details.
Click Save and Close to save the Discussion Topic. Click Cancel to cancel the action.