When enrolled in an online course, there is a good chance that your professor may require you to post discussion threads on different topics. This section will outline the steps to posting a new discussion thread, as well as responding to the discussion thread of a classmate or professor. The Elearning Student orientation Course will be used as an example in this section.
Step 1 - Click on Course
Step 2 - Click on Discussion Link
When you arive at the My Course Home screen, click on the Communications button to open the drop down menu. The second item on the drop down menu should be the Discussions hyperlink. Click the
Step 3 - Find your Topic
Step 4 - Start a New Discussion Thread
When you click the topic you want to start the discussion thread in, you are able to view all of the discussion threads posted in this topic by your professor and classmates. To start one of your own, click the Start a New Thread button.
Step 5 - Type Discussion Thread and Post
By clicking the Start a New Thread button, you are taken to the Create a Discussion Thread screen below where you are able to type up your discussion thread and label it with a subject. This screen is equipped with a text toolbar to help you edit your text if necessary. When done with your discussion thread, click the post button.
Step 6 - Click on Discussion Link
In order to reply to other posts go to the My Course Home screen, click on the Communications button to open the drop down menu. The second item on the drop down menu should be the Discussions hyperlink. Click the link.
Step 7 - Find your Topic
When brought to the discussions page, there will be a list of topics for you to choose from. Locate the
topic that you are required to post the discussion thread for and click the link.
Step 8 - Click on Discussion Thread
Click on the discussion thread that you wish to respond to.
Step 9 - Click Reply to Thread Button
Step 10 - Type Response then Post
Type your response to the selection discussion thread and then click the post button.