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Sakai 21 - Discussions: How do I post to a forum topic?


How do I post to a forum topic?

Forums are organizational units that group topics within the site. You cannot post directly to a forum; you must first enter a topic and post your message there. In order to post to a topic, you will Start a New Conversation or thread.

Watch the following video to learn how to post to an online discussion, or refer to the instructions further below. The video also includes instructions on how to reply to a forum post and how to subscribe to discussions.

Also, please review the Sakai Discussions Survival Guide for Students to avoid problems commonly encountered when posting in Discussions.

Go to Discussions.

Discussions on the tool menu

Select the Discussions tool from Tool Menu in your site.

Select a topic within a forum.

This is an example of a topic.

Click on the title of the topic to enter that topic.

Click Start a New Conversation.

Starting a new conversation is the same thing as starting a new thread.

After you click Start a New Conversation, the message composition window will appear.

Enter a Title.

The Title text field

Enter a message.

An example message to post within the rich text editor

This description box allows use of the Rich Text Editor.

Note: The message box will keep track of the word count in the lower right corner. 

Add Attachments. (Optional)

The Add Attachments button

If desired, there is an option to upload attachments to the conversation. Click Add Attachments to browse for and select your file.

Click Post.

The Post button

After completing the conversation, click Post to make the conversation viewable.

Keywords:    Doc ID:115725
Owner:Sean H.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2022-01-12 16:45 PDTUpdated:2022-09-15 16:15 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
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