Creating a Discussion Board Forum
Students can access Discussion Boards, either through the Tools menu button, or through a new Menu button that you create. If you want a menu button specifically for Discussion Boards, use the following steps to create one.
Creating a Menu Button for Discussions
Step 1: On the left menu click on the blue plus icon at the top left (just above the course name).
Step 2: Choose Create Tool Link from the drop down menu.
Step 3: Enter the name you want to call it, and choose Discussion Board from the type drop down menu.
Click on the Available to Users box so that students will see this button.
Step 4: Click Submit.
Creating a New Forum
Step 1: Click on the Discussion Board menu button.
Step 2: Click on the Create Forum button.
Step 3: Enter in a name and a description for the forum. Select Yes under #2 (Forum Availability) to make it available.
You can enter further date/time restrictions in the same section.
Step 4: Choose the appropriate Forum Settings. By default the “subscription” function is turned off. Turning it on
will allow students to subscribe to the discussion board, and receive an E-mail whenever there has been a new post.
Step 5: Click Submit.
Step 6: If you find that you need to edit the Forum at a later date, click on the two arrows to the right of the Forum title, and select Edit from the drop down menu.