Adding Students to a Discussion

Use this page to add students to a discussion post.

  1. Under the Communication tab, select Discussion Boards.

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  2. Click the lock icon Collaboration_Corner-_permissions-_lock_icon.png to modify permissions.
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  3. Select the Students tab.
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  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.
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  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.
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  6. Once the selected students for this discussion have been added, click Continue.
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 Note

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.