There are two types of Discussions on the NovoEd platform: In-Lesson Discussions, and Discussion Forums. The first appear directly on lesson pages, while the second are not specifically related to course content, and appear in an isolated Discussions section. At NovoEd, we tend to recommend that you consider adding In-Lesson Discussions that align with the content and flow of a learning experience.
1. Enter Edit Mode directly from the Lesson Page:
You will know that you have entered Edit Mode by the banner that will appear at the top of the page.
2. In edit mode, hover your mouse where you would like to insert your discussion, and select "Add."
This will trigger the component menu on the left-hand side. From there, select "Discussion."
3. From the modal that appears, you will have the option of either selecting a pre-existing Discussion Topic, or creating a new one altogether. To learn more about Discussion Topics, see point #3 under Discussion Forums (below).
4. Select according to preference! If you choose to create a new topic, You can directly add its name into the text editor. From there, you can set the description of your post, as well as its intro.
5. To edit the name associated with the post, select the arrow beneath the profile that appears. This will allow you to set anyone who is enrolled as a member of the Teaching Team as the fact of the post.
After you've outlined the discussion post and select create, you can continue editing directly from the Lesson Page.
6. From the lesson page, you can make further edits to the video by selecting the pencil button to the right-hand side of the component.
7. To set your in-lecture discussion as a to-do, click on the check mark beneath the pencil button. It will turn to orange when selected.
From there, you are off and running!
1. Click 'Discussions' icon on the homepage.
2. Create a new topic in the Discussions by clicking on the button as shown below.
3. Doing so will allow you to edit the title and description, define the order in which the topic will be displayed in the sidebar, and also schedule when the post will appear visible to learners. With this feature, you can plan topics ahead of time. If no date is selected, it will be visible to learners as soon as the course environment is available to them.
4. You can edit or delete existing discussion topics by clicking the arrow next to each topic and clicking 'Edit' or 'Delete' respectively.
Clicking on 'Edit' will bring you to the following window: