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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 Discussions. ​