How Do I Create a Group Discussion for My Course?

Groups are a subset of a Course with a course-like environment including their own Calendar, Discussion board, and Collaboration tools. Only students added to a group have permission to see and use the tools within that group.

A Group Discussion Assignment creates an identical discussion topic in each group category. When students reply to a Group Discussion they do so within their group environment, which is linked to the Course from which the Assignment was created.

Note: You will need to create group sets and groups before setting up a Group Discussion Assignment.


Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.


Add Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.


Create Group Discussion

Create your discussion by utilizing the following options: 

  1. Enter your topic title in the topic title field.
  2. Use the Rich Content Editorto format your content.
  3. Create a Group Discussion by clicking the This is a Group Discussion


Set Group Set

Click the Group Set drop-down menu to select which group should complete the group assignment. Only members from this group will be able to see and contribute to this Discussion.

Note: You will need to create group sets and groups before setting up a group discussion assignment. If you select New Group Category in the drop-down menu, Curve will generate the New Group Set dialog to create a group.


Save and Publish

If you are ready to publish your discussion, click the Save & Publish button [1]. If you want to create a draft of your discussion and publish it later, click the Save button [2].


When your discussion is saved in a draft state, you can return to the page and publish it at any time by clicking the Publish button.

Note: When students open the discussion, they will be taken to the Discussions page within their specified project group to complete the assignment.

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