How do I post to a forum?
Forums are organizational units that group topics within the site. You cannot post directly to a forum, you must first go to a topic and post your message there. In order to post to a forum topic, you will Start a New Conversation or thread.
Watch the following video to learn how to post to a forum, 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 forums.) Also, please review the Sakai Forums Survival Guide for Students to avoid problems commonly encountered when posting in Forums.
Go to Forums.
Select the Forums tool from Tool Menu in your site.
Choose a forum.
This is an example of a forum. The forum title will appear in bold and in a larger font than the topic titles indented beneath it. If you would like to view more information about the forum, you may click View Full Description to view any additional information provided by the site owner.
Select a topic within the forum.
This is an example of a forum topic. If you would like to view more information about the topic, you may click View Full Description to view any additional information provided by the site owner.
Click on the title of the topic to enter that topic.
Click Start a New Conversation.
This button is located at the top of the page, below the title of the course. Starting a new conversation is the same thing as starting a new thread.
After you click the Start a New Conversation button, the message composition window will appear.
Enter a title.
Enter a message.
This description box allows the use of a Rich Text Editor.
Note: The message box will keep track of word count in the lower right corner.
Add any attachments. (Optional)
If desired, there is an option to upload attachments to the conversation. Click Add attachments to browse for and select your file.
After completing the conversation, click Post to make the conversation viewable.