What is a forum and how do I participate?
Hints and tips on how to participate in the classroom discussion forums
1. What is a forum?
A forum, also known as a discussion board, is where students and instructors/faculty may have extended conversations, question and answer sessions, case study discussions and so on. Forum messages may be graded or ungraded activities.
A common forum is the Welcome forum. You are invited to try the sample discussion forum located on this page.
How do I participate in a forum?
Forums can be accessed from the:
- Activities block
- main content page
Go ahead.....try the Welcome Everyone! forum on the main page.
How they work:
Clicking on the forum name (from the main page of the course) displays the instructions or information about the purpose of this forum.
To add a Forum Post:
- Click on "Add a new discussion topic". This starts a new thread.
- Enter: Subject Line. This is important as it gives readers information about what this thread is about.
- Enter: Message
- Attachments can be added to the forum post.
- Post to forum
- There is a 15 minutes grace period for you to either edit or delete your posting before others see it.