Using Discussion Forums, you can discuss issues, pose questions, provide feedback, even work on group assignments in small or large groups. The Discussion Forums area is a tool for asynchronous interaction, meaning you send and receive messages according to your own schedule much like email. Unlike email, however, all communication in the Discussion Forums is public messages posted to a forum can be viewed by others in your course, and others can respond to your messages in a very public way. While there are "private" areas for discussion in the Discussion Forums, most communication is public.
The Discussion Forums are located in the Communication Center area of each course website.