Discussion Boards

Online discussions offer students the opportunity to interact with their peers and present feedback to their colleagues on course-specific topics. Use these resources to create, publish, and grade discussion board activities in your online classroom.

Creating and Linking Discussion Boards

Review this job aid for step-by-step instructions on how to create and link a new discussion board activity.

Participating in Discussion Forums

This resource demonstrates how to reply to a student’s post in a discussion board activity.

Scheduling Discussions

Provides faculty with an overview of how to schedule discussion board activities so the dates show up on the course calendar.

Subscribing to a Discussion

Receive notifications when students post comments in a discussion board activity. Perfect for virtual office discussions.

Grading a Discussion

Offers instructions on how to access and grade discussion board activities, including the use of a discussion participation rubric (if available).

Locating the Rubric for a Discussion

Steps to take to find the threaded discussion rubric in your online classroom.


Access curated resources to aid you in setting up your course.



Use these resources to create, manage, and grade a variety of assignments in your online classroom.