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Discussions are class activities in which students post messages. Students can post threads and replies within discussion topics. Discussions can be found in the course navbar [A], and instructors might also link to discussions within the Content area [B].

link to discussions in course navbar
screenshot of d2l content module with a link to a discussion topic

Depending on the assignment, students may be asked to Start a Thread [A] or post a reply [B]. Be sure to check the individual course requirements for discussion activities.

screenshot of an empty discussion board with a label on the start thread button
screenshot of a discussion thread with a label on the reply to thread button

For more information, view D2L’s guide on Creating Discussion threads. Use the sidebar menu on this page for more instructions for processes related to Discussions.