Discussion: Overview

What it does

Discussion allows structured conversations that are organized into categories. Site participants can post replies to a topic (a "flat" discussion) or to other replies (a "threaded" discussion). A site's owner can also choose whether or not to allow site participants to post their own discussion topics.

You may view Discussion in a row or column layout. This is a personal preference and changes only your view of the Discussion.

Key concepts

Categories and topics: Categories are the top level in the Discussion tool. Topics appear under the categories, and replies appear grouped with the appropriate topic.

Deleting: The absence of a trash can icon means that you do not have permission to delete a discussion item. Only site maintainers, instructors, and others with special permissions can delete discussion items.

Things to consider

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Last modified on November 15, 2005.