Discussion BoardForumsare made up of individual discussion threads that are organized around a particular subject. Forums are created by faculty and students create the discussion threads.
How to Create a Thread
Navigate to your courseHome Page.
From theCourse Menu, clickDiscussion Boards(Note: faculty must add a Tool link to theCourse Menu),OR...
From theCourse Menu, clickToolsand then clickDiscussion Boards.
Select a Forum to open.
Enter a name for your Thread.
Enter the text in the Entry Message text box.
Optional - Click Browse My Computer to attach a file to the entry.
Click Post Entry,OR...
Click Save Entry as Draft to save the entry for later posting.
How to Reply to a Posted Thread
Open a thread in a Forum.
Find a post.
ClickReplyfor that post.
Enter a subject (if different than the default) and a message. It is also possible to attach files to the post. Only one file can be added using the Attachment function below the text box. When using the Text Editor, multiple files may be added.
ClickSave Draftto store a draft of the post,OR...
ClickSubmitto create the thread. The new post appears in the thread underneath the original post.