Transcript: You can create forums and threads to organize discussions into units or topics relevant to your course. Let’s take a look. Within each forum, users can create multiple threads. A thread includes the initial post and all replies to it. You can access your course discussion boards from the Control Panel by expanding the Course Tools section. The course discussion board is most commonly accessed from the course menu. However, you can provide a link to the course discussion board or specific forum in a content area. This allows students to access discussions alongside course content. The course discussion board page contains a list of all the forums you have created for your course. You can create the new forum by selecting Create Forum. On the Create Forum page, type a name, and type instructions or a description in the Description box. The description you provide appears when users create a thread. Forum descriptions are often used as prompts for discussion and are visible where users are posting. In the forum availability section select Yes to make the forum available to users. For enter date and time restrictions, you can set forums to start and stop displaying on a specific date and time. Display restrictions do not affect the forum availability -- only when it appears. Forum settings are grouped into related areas on the page making it easier to scan and select options. Settings that are not available based on the current selections are greyed out or have strike-through text. When you are finished, select Submit. And finally, the new forum appears at the bottom of the list. You can drag-and-drop forums into your desired order.