Who would use this? Faculty.
What is it? A tool within D2L for ongoing course discussions
When would one use this? You can post a general help discussion board and monitor it to be able to share information openly to all students in your course. And you can lead discussions about particular course content throughout your course (these can be for marks or not).
Where can I find this stuff? Under the communications tab in D2L.
Why should I use it? To discuss course content. You could use it to continue discussions that began in class or to begin discussions that you would then debrief in class.
How do I use it? Here are our tipsheets.