eLearn - Discussions

Click on "Communication" on the navigation bar and select Discussions.

Screenshot of Discussions link.

The main discussion area displays a list of current, active discussions.

From the main discussion area you will see Discussion Forums and Discussion Topics. The forums help to organize the discussion topics. For example you may have 3 discussion topics inside the Module 2 Discussion Forum.

Click on the name of a discussion topic to participate in that discussion. The discussion topics is where you post and respond to your classmates posts.

Add a New Post

  1. Go into the Topic (blue link) and Click New Thread Icon to add a new message.
  2. Give the message a Subject title and type the text in the larger box. (To include an attachment, click Add Attachments and refer to section below.)
  3. Click post button to submit your post.

Screenshot of empty discussion post

 

Add an Attachment

  1. Click Add Attachments within your post, as described in the previous section. 
  2. Click Upload to locate the file on your computer OR you can simply drag and drop the file in the box shown. 
  3. Click Post Buttonwhen finished. 

Download an Attachment

  1. Select the posting with the attachment you want to download.

  2. Click the attachment (in blue) to open and view. Some files may open up in their specified program, such as Microsoft Word.

  3. Images may open up in a new window. To save the image, right-click (Command Click for a Mac) and choose Save Image As from the menu, and browsing to the location to which you want to save the file.

Edit a Post

You can edit your post (unless editing has been restricted by the instructor). Editing allows you to fix a misspelled word or clarify your post. To edit your post, click on the drop down arrow next to the title of your post.

A pop-up window with your post will open up. Make changes to the post then click update button.

screen shot of editing a trhead

Reply to a Post

To reply to an existing post, select the existing posting from the list of messages in the Topic and click Reply to Thread button.

Type your message in the text box that opens up, allowing you to reply to the posting much like you would to an email.