I have set up Discussion forums for my course and I can see them, but why can’t my students?

You have made the forum, but you need to make a topic within the forum for your students to compose posts or reply to existing messages. If you click on the New Topic icon and follow the steps, your students should be able to post messages then.

For more information, please see our Creating a New Forum and Topic quick guide or Creating New Discussions Topics video tutorial.