Individual discussion topics can be added to the Home page, Folders, and Learning Modules. In this way, you can direct students to a specific topic. When going through the Discussions tool, all available topics are listed.
Role(s) Needed: These instructions apply to Course- and Section-level Designers.
Note: Make sure the Discussions tool is added to your course. To add tools, from the Build or Teach tab, click Manage Course on the Designer Tools (Build) or Instructor Tools (Teach) menu. Then, select Tools.
Step 1: From the Build tab, go to the Folder or Learning Module where you want to add a link to the discussion topic.
Step 2: Click the Add Content Link button.
Step 3: Select Discussions.
Step 4: If the item already exists, click on it in Select from inventory, then click Add Selected.
TIP: You can link directly to an individual Category (containing its topics underneath) or an individual topic. In the example, "Weekly Discussions" is the category, and the "Week..." items are topics. You can also select multiple items to link to at once; hold down the Ctrl key as you click on the items in the inventory box.
If the item does not yet exist, click the Create Discussion Topic button. The process for creating a topic is described in the Discussions folder in this knowledge base.
A link to the item is placed on the Home page, Folder, or Learning Module. A content item can be linked from multiple places in the same course via the Add Content Link option.
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