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The discussions tool provides a space for asynchronous communication. Within the discussions tool, forums group related areas of discussion. Within forums, topics provide space for discussion, and that discussion takes place in topics and replies.


  • Forums group topics by theme, unit, etc. Only instructors can create forums.
  • Topics provide space for conversation. Only instructors can create topics.
  • Threads are lines of conversation within topics.
  • Posts start threads and continue the conversation within them.

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Location: Boyer Building

Phone: 717-871-7777


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