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“Topics” in Pilot are where discussions take place. No topic, no discussion. Each topic must be in a forum. You can put as many topics in a forum as you like.

To create a new topic, do one of the following.

Create a New Topic

  1. On the Discussions List page, click New Topic from the New button.
  2. Select the Forum you want to place your topic in from the drop-down list. Click New Forum if you want to create a new forum for your topic.
  3. Enter a Title and Description for your topic.
  4. In the Options section:
    • If you want to enable anonymous posting to the topic, select the Allow anonymous posts check box
    • Note You cannot evaluate anonymous posts.
    • Select the A moderator must approve individual posts before they display in the forum check box to require moderators approve posts before they appear in the topic.
    • Select the Users must start a thread before they can read and reply to other threads check box if you want users to start a thread before they can read and respond to other threads in the topic.
  5. Select a Visibility option for your topic. Note If you select Topic is visible for a specific date range, select the Has Start Date and Has End Date check boxes to set your availability. You can also have dates Display in Calendar.
  6. Select topic Locking Options:
    • Select Lock topic to the lock the forum when it is created. It remains locked until you select Unlock topic.
    • Select Unlock topic for a specific date range to open the topic within a date range. Select the Has Start Date and Has End Date check boxes to set your topic availability.
  7. Click Save and Close or Save and New.

Video: Create a Topic