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Creating a Thread

Forums are made up of individual discussion threads that can be organized around a particular subject. The discussion board is usually created by your instructor and centered around a particular topic; individual discussion threads contain an initial post along with any replies.

Once you click on the name of a Forum, you can then create a new thread:

  1. On the Course Menu, click Discussions or Tools | Discussion Board
  2. From the Discussion Board page, click the name of the forum. Note: Your instructor may also have links directly to the forums from a content area within your course.
  3. On the Forum page, click Create Thread.

  1. On the Create Thread page, enter a Subject.
  2. In the Message text box, type your reply. You can use the Content Editor functions to format the text and add files, images, web links, multimedia, and Mash-ups.
  3. Alternatively, in the Attachments section, you may attach a file using the Browse My Computer button.
  4. Click Submit to create the thread.  Your new thread will appear in the forum and your classmates will be able to view and respond to it.