Add a Disqus Discussion Forum

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Disqus is a social commenting platform that adds a dynamic and feature-rich comment system to your courses. You can add Disqus in the same way you add other content types like videos or surveys, which means you choose the number and placement of comment boards used in each course.


To get started, you first need to create and integrate your Disqus account.

Step 1

In your Admin Dashboard, go to Integrations on the left side bar, click "sign up for Disqus" (you can skip this step if you already have a Disqus account)

Step 2

Create a new account. Once you've hit "create account" and you are logged in, you can come back to complete the setup on Thinkific.

Step 3

In your Thinkific dashboard, click "connect your Disqus Account". You will be prompted to agree to this connection, and must choose to allow access.

That's it! Your dashboard will now indicate that Disqus is enabled for your account.

Add Disqus to a course

Step 1

Navigate to your desired course via My Courses in the left side bar, and click on your desired course to edit it

Step 2

Add Disqus content types to your course in the same way you add other content types. You can give your discussion a title, and can also write text that will appear above the discussion board

That's it! Your Disqus forum is now active.

You can moderate your discussion and manage notifications etc. directly through the Disqus admin interface on the Disqus website. To access additional help on the Disqus feature, you can find their knowledge base at:

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