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D2L uses specific terms to refer to different parts of the Discussions area:
If a discussion topic or forum has been deleted, instructors can
restore the discussion.
Note: To add a link to a Discussion Forum or Topic to a module in Content, follow the directions to
Add Links to Other Parts of the Course Site.
Note: If a title is not entered, the topic will be created as "Untitled."
Note: Entering a point value will change the Submission folder from "Ungraded" to "In Grade Book." This will automatically create a new grade item in the grade book, and users will need to manually select a different option in step 9 if a grade item should not be created.
Add restrictions to a discussion by making it available during specific dates or restricting it to groups of students. View Setting Dates for Discussions for more information.
Post the first thread to a discussion topic and require students to begin adding threads and replies to it. View Participating in Discussions for more information.