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How do I start a group discussion?

Teachers can choose to create a topic per group. See How do I participate in a discussion? for more information about Discussions.

A group discussion is only visible to group members and the instructor of the course.

Topics and Threads

Within a forum, a Topic is the place where you can post and read messages. 

Within this Topic you can create a Thread: a main message to which others can respond with a Post.


You create a Thread as follows:

  •  In the Discussions homepage, click on a Topic. You see the description of the topic and all threads that have already been posted.
  • Click Start a New Thread.
  1. Select your own Group.
  2. Enter a subject.
  3. Add text.
  4. When you create a thread, you automatically receive notifications (e-mails) when someone responds to your thread. If you do not want this, uncheck Subscribe to this thread.
  5. Click on Add attachments to add a file. Then click Upload and search for the correct file.
  6. Click on Post.