Creating Group Discussions

There are 2 ways to create group discussions — in the Discussions area or in the Group tool.

The Group tool:

    1. Click on the down arrow to the right of the category title and select Edit Category.
      Edit group category
    2. Click the box to the left of Set up discussion areas.
    3. Choose an existing Forum or create a New Forum.
    4. Create a new topic or select an existing topic that has no posts or restrictions.
    5. Click Save.
Set up group discussions in the group category area
    1. If you selected the Create new topic option above, the Create Restricted Topics screen will appear. On this screen, you select the number of discussion topics to be created.  There are two (2) options:
      • Create one topic per group: Creates a separate discussion topic for each group.
      • Create one topic with threads separated by group: Creates a single discussion topic that houses all the groups (students will only see posts from their specific group members).
Choosing one discussion board per group or a shared discussion board where group members can see only their own groups posts
  1. Create a Title for the discussion topic.
  2. If you want to create another group discu
  3. Click Create and Next at the bottom of the page.

The Discussion area

  1. Go to the Discussions area.
  2. Create a new topic.
  3. Select Group or section topic as the Topic Type.
  4. Click the Group or Section Category drop down arrow to select the desired group category.
    choosing groups from the discussion tool
  5. Enter a Title for the discussion topic.
  6. Complete setting up the discussion.

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