The CTools Discussion tool allows for structured conversations that are organized in categories.

Site participants can post replies to a topic only ("flat discussion") or to other replies (threaded discussion). The site owner can also choose whether or not to allow site participants to post their own discussion topics.

Two-row layout of Discussion, showing categories and topics underneath them

Above: The two-row layout of Discussion, with categories and topics expanded.




Some classes use categories such as "Homework Questions" and "Exam Review" to structure their Discussion feature. Others create categories for course concepts.

Many collaboration sites allow any site participant to start a discussion topic, which facilitates a more collegial discussion environment.

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