When getting ready to launch a Discussion Board to be used by students, it is very important to configure settings that designate how users can interact with one another on this board. From look and feel, to security, to uploads, all can be managed in Discussion Board Settings.
Go to Social > Under the Discussion Boards header, click Settings
In the General tab, begin by configuring Basic Settings, SEO Settings, and Caching Settings.
In the Frontend tab, configure the options for Look and Feel of Discussion Boards.
Continue designating options within the Users, Security, Uploads, Ranking, BBCode, and Extra tabs.