Using the Discussions Builder, you can create a forum in which your students can express their ideas on topics you post to your Class page. Students and parents can access the discussion on the Coursework panel of their portals. While students can view and participate in active discussions, parents can only view them.

Important: You will only see Discussions options if your PlusPortals administrator has enabled them.

Although you can assign a discussion to multiple classes, discussions are class-specific, meaning replies to one class discussion don't appear in the same discussion for a different class. When creating a discussion, you can send an e-mail notification to students and/or parents. You can also choose to be notified when students reply to a discussion.

For more information on basic Discussion Builder tasks, see the following articles:

As the creator of a discussion, you can also perform the following moderating tasks: