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FoxTALE Managing Forum Discussions: Posting in a Forum

Video demonstrations and instructions on how to add and use forums in course sites.

Posting in a Forum

How to Post in a Forum

You can contribute in forum discussions with your faculty and peers.

  • To enter a forum click on the forum title.
  • Click a) Add a new discussion topic to begin a new subject thread or click b) a subject title to enter an existing discussion topic and click on Reply in the lower right corner of a posting.
  • The text editor will display. In the text editor a) type text or b) click on the microphone icon or video camera icon to record a media message (uses your device's webcam and records a maximum of 5 minutes)
  • You have the ability to attach files to the message
  • Click on Post to forum to submit the message

You can change the display of postings within a discussion topic by selecting

  • Display replies flat, with oldest first
  • Display replies flat, with newest first
  • Display replies in threaded form (i.e., an outline of replies, which you allows you to click and expand individual posts)
  • Display replies in nested form (i.e., all postings displayed in their entirety, which you allows you to scroll and read all) 

Remember that the Announcements forum does not include the ability to Reply. The Announcements forum is used by your faculty to post information in the forum and send those postings to your @georgefox.edu Inbox.

 

Tip: Always use the Firefox browser

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