How do I post to a forum?

Forums are organizational units that group topics within the site. You can post within a forum by opening a topic and posting your message there. Forums and discussion topics can be used to engage site participants in a conversation, to share work with site participants and receive feedback, and to give site participants a space to ask questions.

Video Guide

Step-by-Step Instructions

Go to Discussions.

Select Discussions from the tool menu in your site.

Choose a topic.

Select the title of a topic to access the topic.

Note: Topics are indented underneath the forum where they are located.

Select Start a New Conversation.

After you select the Start a New Conversation button, the message composition page will appear.

Note: You must have appropriate permissions in the topic to start new conversations.  By default, students in course sites and members in collaboration sites can start conversations.

Enter a title.

Enter a message.

You can use the Rich-Text Editor to format your message or add other rich text content such as links or images.

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

Add attachment(s). (Optional)

If desired, there is an option to attach files to the message. Select Add attachments to browse for and choose your file.

Select Post.

After completing the message, select Post.