How to Create a Discussion

This guide shows you how to create a discussion topic in the Discuss application.

With the correct permissions that have been configured from the admin side of the Discuss application, you will see an option to create a new topic.

A discussion allows you to create different topics in which you and other members of staff can share ideas and thoughts on these topics

Creating a discussion topic

1. Head to Applications > Discuss, and select New Discussion Topic.

Reminder: If you do not see the option to create a new topic, please check with your administrator that you have the permission needed to do so.


2. Enter the details. 

This will take you to the creation page where you will be required to fill out fields to give context to the discussion i.e. Title, Description, Categories, and Tags.


When filling out the details, you will also be prompted to define permissions for the discussion. 

  • Contribute: Allows users to view and comment in the discussion topic
  • Edit: Enables the user(s) to configure the Discussion details including the description and image
  • Admin: Give the user(s) full configuration rights and allow them to edit and delete all user comments


Once the details are in place you can decide to send a notification to the users with the 'Contribute' permissions.

This can be either a default notification or you can choose to write this in your own words by writing in the text field below


3. Select Create Discussion to create the topic.


Last modified on 1 November 2023 by Veronica Kim
Created on 25 October 2018 by Michael Hassman

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