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Create Discussion Forum in SharePoint 2010.

SharePoint logo A discussion forum or discussion board is a virtual room where teachers and students can discuss various aspects of the subject and the courses.

These are the steps to create a discussion forum/board in SharePoint 2010.
  1. Go to the Site Actions on the top left of the screen.
  2. Click on More Options….

    Setting Actions

  3. A Create widow will open.
  4. Under Filter By, select “Communication” in the left panel.
  5. Click on Discussion Board and write the name you want to assign that board.
  6. You have two options. You can directly click on “Create” or go through “More Options”.

    Create Forum

  7. Under More Options you can add a description and select if you want to show the discussion board on the Quick Launch.

    Add Description

  8. Click on Create.
  9. You can see the Discussion Forum in Quick Launch.
  10. Click on “Add new discussion”.

    Add New Discussion

  11. A Discussion Forum – New Item window will open. Write a subject and a body text.
  12. Click on Save.

    Discussion Board Created

  13. You can choose the Alert option if you want to receive a notification when any activity occur in the discussion forum.
  14. Click on the more options dropdown and select the Alert Me option.

    Alert Me

  15. A New Alert window will open.
  16. Make the necessary settings.

    Alert Setting

  17. Click OK

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