What is the Difference between a Discussion Topic and a Thread?

The purpose of this article is to explain the difference between a discussion topic and a thread within the Brightspace Discussions tool.

What’s the difference between a discussion thread and topic?

A forum is equivalent to a folder which contains a collection of one or more discussion topics. You post to discussion topics and each post within the topic is called a thread.

For example:

Forum: Classroom Introductions

Topic 1: Where were you born?

Thread 1: Alice: I was born in Germany

Reply to Thread:

Bob: I was born in Germany too! Where in Germany were you born, Alice?

Thread 2: Chuck: I am from California, USA.

Topic 2: Why are you interested in this course?

Thread 1: Dan: I love learning about science!

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