How to post and reply to a discussion board

Posting & Replying to Discussions

Watch the video or follow the steps below to learn how to post and reply to discussion forums in myCourses.

Part One: Posting to the Discussion Forum

Step 1: 

Click on the name of a discussion forum to enter it. An icon with a thumbtack represents discussion forums. A central discussions area may also be available on the course menu under “Discussions” or “Discussion Board.”

Step 2:

Click the “Create Thread” button in the upper-left corner of the discussion page.

Step 3:

Composing a discussion thread:

  1. Enter a subject for this thread in the “Subject” field.
  2. Type or paste your contribution in the “Message” box.
  3. Optionally, attach a file to your post using the “Browse My Computer” button.
  4. Click the “Submit” button to post your thread.

Part Two: Replying to Threads

Step 1:

Open a discussion thread by clicking on a thread title.

Step 2:  

Click the “Reply” button underneath the body of the thread.

Step 3:

Composing a discussion reply:

  1. Type or paste your reply in the “Message” box.
  2. Optionally, attach a file to your post using the “Browse My Computer” button.
  3. Click the “Submit” button to post your reply.