Video Guide

Create a Discussion (YouTube 2m 52s)

Warning: Prior to adding or editing content in your course you will need to access Studio view. Refer to the Change from Student View to Staff Editing (Studio) View guide for further instructions.

Note: Creating the discussion area only makes it visible in the unit; you have to access your edX (Edge) course by clicking on the View Live Version button then add questions etc to the Discussion Board. For more information, refer to the Publish Content guide.

1. Create a Discussion

  1. In your unit, click on the Discussion button.

discussion button selected

  1. Click on Edit.

edit selected

  1. Enter the discussion name in the Display Name textbox.
  2. Enter the category in the Category textbox.
  3. Optionally, enter the subcategory in the Subcategory textbox.
  4. Click on the Save button.

display name, category and subcategory textboxes selected, save button selected

  1. In your unit, click on the Publish button.

Note: For more information, refer to the Add and Publish Content in edX (Edge) guide.

publish button selected

  1. Click on the View Live Version button.

view live button selected

  1. Select Staff from the View this course as: drop-down menu.

 dropdown menu

  1. Locate the Discussion you created in the unit and click on Add a Post.

add a post selected

  1. Select either the Question or Discussion radio button.
  2. Enter a title in the Title textbox.
  3. Enter your information in the Your question or idea (required) textbox.

question radio button, title textbox and your question or idea (required) textbox selected

  1. Optionally, check the follow this post checkbox.
  2. Click on the Submit button.

follow this post checkbox checked, submit button selected