In the navigation bar inside the course you get access to the Discussion Forum of the course. Students can ask questions related to the course, give feedback or suggest and organise a meet up.
You can search for similar question or uncertainties you might have regarding the course content or other facts.
You can easily filter and sort the content in the Discussion Forum of your course by the most recent, the most popular or post with the most active user actions.
You get a preview of the number of replies and how often a post has been 'liked' by other course mates.