If you are making your own Google Classroom, this article will show you how to use various features in Google Classroom to enhance your teaching methods. A Google Classroom discussion board is one of the features that can help you in increasing student engagement. Here is a detailed guide on how to set up a Google Classroom discussion board.
Create a Discussion Forum in Google Classroom
Create a Google Classroom Discussion Board
Step-1 Open website: The very first step in creating a discussion board is to open the Google Classroom website.
You can access the website through the link given below;
Step-2 Open Class: The next step is to open the class in which to create the discussion board.
After accessing the website, log in by using your Google account.
Once done, choose the class in which you want to create the discussion board.
Step-3 Go to Classwork: After opening the class, choose the 'Classwork' option.
You will have to go to the classwork page to create the discussion board.
To do that, click on the 'Classwork' option on the screen.
This will take you to the page with all the classwork assigned.
Step-4 Click "Create" & "Question": In order to create the discussion board, the next step is to create the question. To do that,
First Click on the 'Create' button.
Then choose the 'Question' option.
For reference, you can use the picture below.
Step-5 Fill Details: Once done with the "Create" & "Question" options you can fill in the details.
The next step to do is to fill the question field.
Here you will enter the question for the discussion board.
Step-6 Check The "Students can reply to each other" Box: After that, you have to make sure that students can reply to each other.
Click on the 'Students can reply to each other' option to enable it.
Now that the option is activated the students can reply to each other and discuss further.
Step-7 Click "Ask": Click on the "Ask" button to create the discussion board.
The final step in creating the discussion board is to click on the 'Ask' button.
You have now created a discussion board for your students to interact and share knowledge.
How do You Delete a Discussion Board?
First, log in to Google Classroom and choose the class.
Then select the discussion board you want to delete.
After that click on the three dots, you will see in the top-left corner.
Click on the 'Delete' option there.
Lastly, confirm that you want to delete the board, by clicking on the 'Delete' option again.
Can Students See Each Other's Work on the Discussion Board?
If the 'students can reply to each other option' is enabled, then they will be able to see each other's work and reply to them.
Can Students Edit Their Answers?
If the 'Students can edit answer' option is enabled, they will be able to edit their answers.
How Do I Check if the 'Students can edit answer' Option is Enabled?
Once again the first step is to Open Google Classroom and go to the specific class.
Then select the discussion board which is already been created.
Then click on the three dots you will see at the top left corner.
After that click on the 'Edit' button.
Here you can check to see if the 'Students can edit answer' option is enabled or not.
If the icon next to the option is blue then it is enabled, if it is grey then it is disabled.
How Do I Disable the 'Students can edit answer' Option?
To disable the 'Students can edit answer' option, simply click on the icon next to the option. If the blue color (which indicates that the option is enabled) goes away then the option is disabled. Now the students will not be able to edit their answers.