You can add inline discussion components to any container in your course.
You create an XML file in the
discussion directory for each inline
discussion component in your course.
The name of the XML file must match the value of the @url_name attribute of the
discussion element in the vertical XML file.
An example of how you create a discussion component in a vertical XML file follows.
<vertical display_name="Lesson_1_Unit_1"> <discussion discussion_category="Essays" discussion_id="peer_grading_component" discussion_target="Peer Grading" display_name="Peer Grading" url_name="peer_grading_discussion" /> </vertical>
If you prefer to create the discussion in its own file, you can create it using the following format.
<vertical display_name="Lesson_1_Unit_1"> <discussion url_name="Introduce_Yourself" /> </vertical>
You create the file
discussion/Introduce_Yourself.xml to define the inline
The root element of the XML file for the HTML component is file is
discussion element contains no children.
||Required. The value that is displayed to students as the name of the
discussion component. If you do not supply a
||The name of the category for the inline discussion as shown in the main Discussion tab of the course.|
||A string that describes the discussion for students.|
||The unique identifier that the discussion forum service uses to refer to this inline discussion component. This value must be unique across all courses in the edX deployment. Therefore it is recommended that you use the standard <course_name>_<course_run>_<descriptor> as in the above example. Do not use a period (.) in the ID value.|