Brightspace: Add a Discussion

The Discussions tool can be used for online discussions between you and your students or between groups of students. After setting up a discussion forum, you can create individual topics within the forum for discussion. Students can post messages in a threaded discussion. Students can also attach documents to their messages. 

  1. Click on the Course Title to enter the course.
  2. Click on the Discussions link in the Nav bar.
  3. Click New Forum to create a heading for the topics.
  4. Enter a title (e.g. Class Discussions) and click Save.
  5. Click New Topic.
  6. Choose the forum under which it will appear and enter a title for your topic.
  7. In the description, enter text explaining to the students what the discussion area will be used for or post your starting question that will begin the discussion.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click Forums & Topics List to return to the main discussions screen. To read the postings, click on the title of your topic.