Discussion Boards - Working with Course Discussion Boards

Posting a New Discussion on a Course Discussion Board

  1. To open the discussion board for a course, navigate first to My Courses from the sidebar, then open the dropdown menu beside the course you want to enter.




  2. Click Discussion Board. This course’s discussion board will open.




  3. To create a new discussion on this board, click New Discussion.




  4. Now enter the title of your new discussion, and type a body message. Notice the text editing tools that can help format your message.




  5. When you are ready, click Post Discussion. This discussion will now be posted to the board.




  6. Once posted, you will be taken to this discussion’s page. Students can now view and reply to this discussion from their accounts.




Managing a Discussion on a Course Discussion Board

  1. A course discussion board can be accessed by clicking on My Courses from the sidebar, then opening the dropdown menu beside the course you want to enter and clicking Discussion Board.




  2. This course’s discussion board will open with a list of all current discussions. The time since that discussion’s last post, and the number of replies are shown in this list.




  3. To enter a discussion that has already been created, click on that discussion’s name.




  4. Here, you can reply, edit, or delete a discussion using the buttons below the post.




  5. On the side of the page, you will see a list of all users that are participating in this discussion.




  6. You can post another new discussion by clicking New Discussion on this page.




  7. Replies can be written in the provided text box. Clicking Post Reply will make your reply visible on the discussion page.








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