Creating Private Discussion Topics for Individual Students in eLC

In eLC, you can create private discussion topics for individual students so only you and the student have access to their posts. This is one way to have students keep a private journal or blog for a course. 

To create the private discussion topics, we will first create a set of one-member groups (one for each student in the class). 

1. Go to Tools and click Groups.

2. Click "New Category."

3. Choose the following settings:

Category Information

Additional Options

Check "Set up discussion areas"

4. Click Save. The next screen will ask you to set up the Discussion areas. You can click New Forum to create a separate forum for all of the Journal topics. This will help you stay organized!

5. Click Create and Next. Now the discussion topics have been created.  

6. To see the discussion topics, go to Tools and click Discussions. You'll see the forum you created and new discussion topics. The title of each topic is the category name with the student's name. Students can only see their own discussion topic.