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    How to Create and Edit Discussion Forums

    How to add a discussion forum and update settings

    Discussion forums play an important role in promoting active student engagement and fostering a collaborative learning environment. Students can interact with their peers, exchange ideas, and share perspectives. By adding and editing discussion forums, faculty can facilitate meaningful discussions and encourage active participation, which enhances students' understanding of the course material.

    Create a Discussion Forum

    Step 1

    Go to the week you want to add the Discussion Forums to in the Table of Contents

    Step 2

    Click Create Learning Activity

    Step 3

    Click Discussion Forum

    Step 4

    Type in a name

    Step 5

    Type in a description

    Step 5

    Choose the forum type you will use and click on Save and return to course (to return to that week was placed) or Save and display (to go to the forum activity)

    Set up a Graded Discussion Forum


    If you do not set the grade type to Manual, the discussion forum will not appear in your gradebook

    Step 1

    In the forum activity, click on the Admin Gear on the top right corner and select Settings under Forum administration.

    Step 2

    Under the Grade accordion, select the following options:
    Grade type: manual
    Type: Point
    Maximum grade: the highest score available for the activity

    Step 3

    At the bottom of the screen choose Save and return to course(to return to the week of the forum was placed) or Save and display (to go to the forum activity)

    Discussion Forums' Rating Setting

    Forum ratings allow users to evaluate posts in a forum. Please click here to access an article for more details. 

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