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Add Discussion Areas

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Add new discussion areas to a board:

  1. StepsActions
  2. From the Catalyst tools account page, click the name of the board to which you want to add discussion areas. You will move to the board home page.
  3. Click Manage in the global navigation at the upper left. You will move to the “Manage” page.
  4. Click Edit under “Discussion Areas.” You will move to the “Discussion Areas” page. A list of the current discussion areas is displayed in the panel.
  5. Click Add discussion area at the lower right of the panel. A form to create the new discussion area will appear in the panel.
  6. Enter a name for the discussion area in the space provided.
  7. Enter a description (optional) in the space provided. The description will be displayed underneath the discussion area name on the board home page.
  8. If you would like to lock the discussion area, select the Lock Area option. Learn more about locking a discussion area.
  9. Click OK. Your discussion area will be created.
  10. You can repeat steps 4 – 8 to add more discussion areas, or select an existing area to modify, move, or delete.
  11. When finished, click Save to save your changes, or Cancel to discard them.