Here's how to start a discussion in Chalkup.
Open the discussion creation window by clicking the "Post a Discussion" button in the top of your screen when in the discussions tab.
You may also click the small plus button in the bottom left of your sidebar and select "New Discussion."
When you have a blank discussion open, select "Text" for the most basic discussion type. Fill in all the relevant details and select the course(s) to which you'd like to post your discussion.
Once you've shared, your class can continue the conversation using the comment area below the prompt.