Adding Students to a Discussion

Use this page to add students to a discussion post.

  1. Under the More tab, select Discussion Boards.
  2. Click the lock icon Collaboration_Corner-_permissions-_lock_icon.png to modify permissions.
  3. Select the Students tab.
  4. Students must be added to the Approved Students list on the right. Select students from the Available Students list, enter a student's name in the Search field, choose a user group or choose from a list of students enrolled in a course.
  5. To select a student, click their name. The name appears in the Approved Students list on the right and turns green in the Available Students list.
  6. Once the selected students for this discussion have been added, click Continue.


Students may require support getting started with discussion boards. Share the following expectations with students:

  • How frequent they should post
  • The content they should post
  • How they are awarded credit for posting
Inform students when a new topic for discussion is posted, through email or chat. Many students are accustomed to texting, therefore having a class discussion on posting etiquette prior to the first topic may be helpful.