Only instructors can create discussions. Tell the user to follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the Discussions section of your course through the navigation bar.
2. Click the "Create discussion" button.
3. You will be redirected to a page where you can enter a name and description for your discussion and invite other users by searching for their name or email address. The other members of your private discussion must also be Naviance Test Prep users enrolled in the same course.
4. Click "Save" to create the private discussion. The users you invited will now receive invitations!
5. Again, students do not have the privilege to create private discussions. When they navigate to the Discussions dashboard, they will see this message: