To create a Discussion Topic you should follow these steps:

  • Go to Discussions and select the Course to which you want to add the discussion topic;
  • After selecting the course you must click on “Add new discussion“;
  • Afterwards, a window will appear where you should create the discussion topic by filling in the fields that appear: title and message. This discussion topic may be simply a text or may also contain files.

Once you have created a discussion topic, it will appear on your course dashboard and you can add your own responses to the topic.

A learner can also create discussion topics as long as this option is enabled in the advanced course settings. For the learner to create the discussion topic all they need to do is click on the “Forums” button and then select the “Start a new discussion” button. The rest of the process is exactly the same as above.