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Brightspace Support: Discussions

Create a discussion post

I've been asked to create a discussion board post. How do I do this?

The Discussions tool is a collaboration area to post, read and reply to threads on different topics.

  • A forum is used to house discussion topics that are similar.
  • A topic is where you can add threads in response to a discussion prompt.
  • A thread is an initial posts added to a discussion topic.
  • A reply is a response posted to a specific discussion thread.

Follow these instructions to create a new discussion board post. For more information, watch this video.


Reply to a thread

I've been asked to reply to at least 2 discussion board posts. How do I do this?

Follow these instructions to reply to a discussion post.

NOTE: Some courses do not allow for learners to reply to a thread until first creating a post.