Adding the Discussion Forum in a Course

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Add a discussion forum for peers and/or instructors to interact through Disqus.

How does it work?
Once you've configured your Disqus account, the students can read and leave comments in the Comments tab.


To add the comments forum to your courses, you'll need to configure your Skilljar account with your Disqus short name. 

Already have a Disqus account?

You will need to reach out to our Customer Success team or to add your integration Key to the theme you are looking to use this on. When reaching out to support, please include the following information:

  • Disqus Shortname ID
    • This can be found in the instructions below in your Disqus settings
  • Theme Name
  • Organization Name

Once this is entered, you can enable the forum on your lessons, by unchecking "hide Disqus" from the lesson settings in a course that you want to display this on.

Hide Disqus from a specific lesson

To learn how to hide Disqus so students can't participate in discussion forums on specific lessons, Disqus: Turning Disqus On or Off in a Lesson.  

New to Disqus?
Sign up for a free Disqus account and find the short name.  

1. Visit the Disqus site:

2. Select For Websites (this allows your moderator functionality).

3. Next, select Add Disqus to Your Site.

4. After you have created an account, find the short name. To find the shortname, select -> Settings -> General -> Site Identity -> Shortname.


Note: the "Website Name" field is the name that will be displayed in the course. 

User experience

A user will be able to expand the Details section in the course and add their comments.

Disqus supports text comments and uploaded images (jpg, jpeg, non-animated gif, and png) up to 2 MB. Videos, and documents, and can only be linked from the comments section. Learn more about what your users can do here.

SSO with Disqus

If you would like to enable SSO with Disqus, which will automatically log your students into Disqus with their Skilljar student account, you can learn more about that here.

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