How can I use the Discussions tool?

Learn about the optional Discussions tool.

If you want to include discussion on items and allow your learners to discuss ideas about certain content, then the Discussions tool is a great way to do this. 

In this article we'll explain the Discussions tool and how to use it.

 

Please note that this feature is optional and can be toggled off and on according to your preferences.

What is the Discussions feature?

The Discussions feature facilitates discussion around content and displays at bottom of items, Learnlists, and Channels. 

Learners can dive straight into adding discussion points:

People can then respond to the discussion points:

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How can I enable (or remove) the Discussions feature for an item? How can I select settings?

To enable to disable the Discussions feature on an item, Learnlist or Channel, all you need to do is edit the item, Learnlist or Channel. 

When creating an item, Learnlist or Channel you can also choose to enable to disable the Discussions feature.

 

Step 1: Find the item and edit 

 

Step 2: Find the Discussions section on the editing page and toggle on or off

Step 3: By selecting enable Discussion, you can create the settings you'd like

You can decide who you'd like to allow to post discussions: 

Administrators and Curators only: Only users with these role permissions will be able to post discussion points.

Admins, Curators and Learners: Users with these role permissions will be able to post discussion points. 

To disable the Discussions feature:

The Discussions feature is optional, and you can disable this feature at any time. 

Simply uncheck the box:

 

We hope you enjoy!

We hope the Discussions tool encourages discussion around items and makes it even easier for learners to share expertise on content.