1. Enter the Discussion Board area.
2. Click the Create Forum button.
3. Assign a forum name. A description is optional, but can be helpful in organizing forums.
4. Within the Forum Availability section, set availability to Yes. Next, apply any date and time restrictions as needed. The Display After and Display Until boxes must be checked to enact availability restrictions.
5. Click the Submit button to confirm settings and enforce time releasing of the discussion forum.