You can add a discussion forum to your LMS domain within minutes. BrainCert offers native and third-party discussion extensions that are easy to use and intuitive.
Go to 'Global Settings' and navigate to 'Forums' to create and manage forums.
Use Forum 'Settings' option to change the forum name, enable/disable the forum, and enable/disable email notifications for discussion replies.
When 'Enable Forum' is set to 'Yes' and saved, you will see 'Forums' link in the left menu item.
Create forum categories and sub-categories to allow users to start discussions. Start with creating a parent category.
After creating a parent category, for example, "Blended Learning", click on the plus icon to create sub-categories under it. You can click on the 'Edit' icon to change the category name as well and cross icon to delete the category.
You will see a popup asking you to type a sub-category title. Type a name and click the "Add" button to save it.
You can drag and drop the category and sub-category to change the order.
To set up an icon for the forum category, click on the question mark icon.
Click on the relevant icon for the forum category to set it.
The selected icon can be seen on the left side of the forum category.
Note that deleting a forum category will delete all sub-categories and discussion topics under it. This action is not reversible.