About the Discussions Tool

The Discussions tool provides an area for collaboration and communication. It allows students and instructors to post, read, and reply to messages on different topics, share thoughts about course materials, ask questions, share files, and work with peers or colleagues.

Discussions consist of forums, topics, threads, and posts. Forums are used to organize your discussion topics into categories. Your course can have multiple forums and topics. Topics are where students post and read messages, and they cannot exist outside of forums.

Anatomy of a Discussion

Discussion Hierarchy

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