Adding Background Info

About Background Info

  • To introduce students to the discussion, give instructions for their task, and/or provide key background information, you can write a background info section. 
  • The background info appears when users first open a discussion and can be viewed at any time by clicking Info / Stats / Topology in the Discussion Menu (also see Statistics and the Infographic).

Adding, Editing, or Removing Background Info

Note: To modify the background info in a discussion, you must have Admin permissions or higher.

To add, edit, or remove the background info: 

  1. Click the Settings icon in the top-right of a discussion.
  2. Navigate to the Background Info section.
  3. Modify the background info as desired.
  4. When finished, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.
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