Reading Discussion Posts

You can see a list of all Discussions that exist in your course by going to Course Tools -> Discussions. Beside each topic, you will see the number of unique Threads that your students have created, and the total number of Posts within the entire topic (including both Topics and replies to those Topics).

To view the posts within any Topic, click its title.

Threads made within the Topic will be displayed in a series of blocks. Posts longer than a few sentences will have some of their text hidden; click More to expand the full post.

You can use the Search function at the top right of the Topic view to locate posts by specific students. Within each thread block, an indicator at the bottom shows how many replies have been made. To view the replies, click on the title of the Thread.

Posting a New Thread

To create a new Thread within any Topic:

  1. Go to Course Tools -> Discussions.
  2. Click the title of the Topic you wish to post into.
  3. Click Start a New Thread under the topic description.
  4. Enter a Subject for your post, then type the text of your post into the large text box.
  5. When you are finished, click Post.

Replying to a Thread

To respond to another person's Thread:

  1. Go to Course Tools -> Discussions.
  2. Click the title of the Topic.
  3. Click the title of the Thread you wish to reply to.
  4. Click Reply to Thread.
  5. Type your reply into the large text box.
  6. Click Post at the bottom.

Video: Engage in Discussions