Leo User Guide

Event: Discussions Menu

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Discussion

This screen allows you to create or manage a Discussion. Each discussion must have a title and a Group of people who can participate in the Discussion.

By default, the following people are automatically included:

  • Any students linked to the current Event, Long Event, or Course screen
  • Any instructors linked to the screen
  • The Course Directors and Coordinators
  • Any staff assigned to the Course

If you are an administrator, you can modify the list of Users.

Start a Discussion

Fields:

  1. Title: This is not a unique field, but you are encouraged to make your discussion name distinctive.
  2. Instructions: This field is provided for you to enter instructions about the discussion. The instructions will be displayed at the top of the discussion thread.
  3. Public: The default is No. A private (non-public) discussion is only accessible to users who have been directly assigned to the discussion.
  4. Graded Discussion: the default is set to No.  In order to enable grading for a Discussion this flag must be set to Yes.  This will also enable entry of Max Points for the graded Discussion.
  5. Max Points: Enter a numeric value for the Max Points awarded for participation will be used to calculate scores for graded Discussions.
  6. Save Record: Saves and launches the Discussion Board to the Event.
  7. Deleted: Default is No. If set to Yes, then the discussion is no longer available.

Public= Yes: A Public discussion will allow any User who has access to the Event to have access to the Discussion. Public discussions cannot be graded.

In order for Faculty to manage and/or grade a private Discussion they must be an assigned Group member to the Discussion.

For more information on Administrative settings for the Discussion board please refer to the Discussions article.

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