A “Forum” is an overall category that contains one or more “Threads” or sub-topics.

Step 1: Go to a content area in which the discussion board or forum should be linked in

Step 2: Click on the “Tools” button

Step 3: Select “Discussion Board”

Tools Button and Selecting Discussion Board

Step 4: Select either “Link to Discussion Board Page” OR “Select a Discussion Board Forum” and choose the specific forum to link to

link to the discussion board page

Select a discussion board forum

Step 5: Click on the “Next” button Next button

Step 6: Add a description for the link (not the discussion itself) if needed

(i.e. “This is the link to the Discussion Board” or “This is the link to the Discussion Forum for this module. Click on the “Create Thread” button once in the forum to find the specific questions and directions.”)

Step 7: Click on the “Submit” Graphic of submit button button