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What is Discussion Board and How to create Discussion Board

Posted By: Wanda Petersen     Category: Sharepoint     Views: 10695

This article will explains you what is discussion board and how to create discussion board.

Discussion board is Forum Facility within sharepoint for team members to ask and resolve their doubts about project, they can be used for many reason to discuss different topics related to project.

Lets understand how to create discussion board within Sharepoint.

Step 1: Open sharepoint site and on main page click on "View All Site Content".

Step 2: We are trying to create new Discussion Board so lets click on "Create" link.

Step 3:  On create page you can select "Discussion Board" under Communications menu list.

Step 4: On clicking "Discussion Board" link on create page, you will be taken to Create New Discussion Board page.  

Step 5: Type a new name as you want it to appear in headings and links throughout the site. Type descriptive text that will help site visitors to know what topics are discussed in this Discussion Board.   If you wish to display Discussion Board in Left side Quick Launch bar, select Yes in "Navigation", else No.  Press Create button to create Discussion Board.

Step 6:  Discussion Board looks as under after creation.  Note there is no thread right now.  Lets learn how to add thread to discussion board.

Step 7:  Click on "New" Menu item link and select "Discussion" from sub menu item link, to add new thread to discussion board.

Step 8:  Add Question Title and Question description on New Thread Item page.  

Step 9:  After Thread is been created it looks as under.  Notice right now there is no reply available for thread.

Step 10:  Click on Thread to view how it looks in detailed view.

Step 11:  Now lets add sample answer.  To Add answer you need to click on "Reply" Link from Top-Right corner of thread.  On clicking "Reply" you will be taken to New Reply Page.   Add your answer and click "OK" button.

Step 12:  After Answer is posted Thread looks as under.  You can notice that it contains all details including, who started the thread and what date and time.  Who had replied to thread and date of reply.

Wanda Petersen
Wanda Petersen author of What is Discussion Board and How to create Discussion Board is from Denver, United States. Wanda Petersen says Hello Everyone,

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