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Discussions in D2L allow instructors to post prompts to which students respond. Students can share thoughts about course materials, ask questions, post their work for peer assessment, or collaborate on assignments.
Yes. To get email notifications about discussion activity, the subscription settings for the discussion forum will need to be changed. See Participating in Discussions for more information.
Yes. First, groups of students will need to be created (see Groups Overview). Then, group-restricted discussion topics will need to be set up (see Setting up Group Discussions).