Discussion Forums allow users to carry on a discussion about a specific Course or Learning Path.
Enable Discussion Forums
Discussion Forums are tied to either a Course or a Learning Path. To enable:
- Navigate to the Course or Learning Path in the Courses tab.
- Select the "Settings" sub tab.
- Navigate to the Discussion Forums section and check the box next to "Enable Discussion Forum".
- Click "Save".
Once Forums have been enabled for Courses and Learning Paths, Administrators will have a "Manage Discussion" button in the header of the Course and Learning Path. Account Owners and Administrators can delete learner posts; Team Leaders and Team Admins have the ability to delete posts in a course they created.
Note: See "Receiving Forum Notifications" section of this article for details on how to receive notifications for all forums.
Using Forums as a Learner
Discussion forums may be set up to provide the learners an area to discuss topics in the course. You can access the forums by going to the course and clicking on the 'Discuss' tab. They are set up in chronological order with the most recent posts appearing at the top. A learner may choose to reply to a comment or post a new one; you may also show and hide comments. If you post anything you can delete it by clicking on the red X to the right of the comment.
Receiving Forum Notifications
Learners can enable Forum notifications for themselves by:
- Selecting "My Profile & Settings", located in the top left corner
- Selecting "Edit my Profile"
- And checking the box for "Send email notifications for forums"
- Click "Save"
Learners will receive a Forum notification for any new post made in the courses they are assigned to.
Disable/Enable Email Discussion Forum Notifications for a User
To disable or enable all Discussion Forum notifications for a user, navigate to the user's edit profile view from the People tab and in the Basic section, use the pencil icon to edit, then select 'Enable notifications for forums',>Save
Learners also can enable/disable this in their profile by accessing their profile from their 'My Profile & Settings'
For more on Discussion Forms, check out the Litmos Dojo course: