How to create a discussion topic


This article shows you how to create specific discussion topics that can be linked to your content area. Your course can have multiple forums and topics, but you must create a forum before you can create a topic since all topics belong to forums.


An internet-connected device with a web browser (Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari).


Create a discussion topic

  1. On the navigation bar, click Communications > Discussions.

  2. On the Discussions List page, from the New button, click New Topic.

  3. From the drop-down list, select the forum you want to put your topic in. If you want to create a new forum for your topic, click New Forum.

  4. Topic Type
    Note: You cannot edit the topic type once you save the topic.
    1. Open Topic is the default setting unless you are using groups.
    2. To grant everyone access to the topic and restrict learners to only seeing threads from their own group or section, under Topic Type, select Group or section topic.

  5. Enter your New Topic Details: Title, Description, Option settings.

  6. On the Restrictions tab, select Availability options for your topic.

  7. Select Locking Options for your topic. Locking a topic prevents users from posting to it until it is unlocked; they can still read posts made prior to it being locked.