How do I create or respond to a thread?

In most Discussion forums you will be asked to create new threads and reply to your fellow students.
To create a new thread, follow these steps:

  1. Click “Discussion Board” in the “Course Menu” area.
  2. Open a forum.
  3. Click “Create Thread”.
  4. Enter the “Subject” and “Message”.
  5. Click “Browse” if you need to attach a file.
  6. Click “Submit” to create the new thread.

To respond to discussion postings, follow these steps:

  1. Click “Discussion Board” on the “Course menu” or from the “Communication Center”.
  2. Click on a forum link to open it and view the contents within.
  3. Open a message.
  4. Click “Reply” to respond to the message.
  5. Enter the “Message”.
  6. If you want to attach a file, click the “Attach a file” button and locate your file.
  7. Click “Submit” to post your reply.

View a video demonstration on creating and responding to discussion threads in myCourses below: