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How do I add forums or topics to a Lessons page?

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Instructors may add links to site activities (i.e., Assignments, Forums, Test & Quizzes) on Lessons pages.

Note: These links will automatically update to maintain links to published activities if you copy your course content to a new site, as long as you do not change the name of the activity. However, you will need to publish your activities in the new site for the links to become active.

Select Lessons.

Select Lessons

Select the Lessons tool in the Tool Menu to display the page.

Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool.

Select Add Content

Select Add Content from the Actions Menu.

Select link to a forum or topic

Select Link to a Forum or Topic from the dialog box.

Select a forum or topic from the list of Existing Forums and Topics.

Choose a topic and select use selected item
  1. Select the radio button to the left of the forum or topic.
  2. Then, select Use selected item.

Note: You can also select the Create new forum or topic using Discussions link to create a new topic in the Discussions tool. See How do I add a new topic? for more information.

The topic link displays

The forum or topic link will display on the Lessons page.

Select Edit. (Optional)

Select Edit

Select the Edit icon (i.e., the pencil icon) that appears when you hover your cursor over the linked forum or topic.

Add a description and select Update Item.

Enter a description and select Update Item
  1. Enter a description of the forum or topic in the Item Description field.
  2. Then, select Update Item.

Updated link displays.

Updated link with description displays

The updated forum or topic link displays with the description below.

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