Participate in Discussions

How to Access Discussions

  1. Click on Collaboration on the navbar and select Discussions.
    Identifies Collaboration menu and identifies Discussion selection
  2. The Discussions List screen appears.
    Identifies Discussion List
  3. Click on the desired discussion topic link, and the discussion threads will appear.
    Identifies a Discussion topic
  4. To search within the topic for a particular discussion post, enter the search topic in the Search box and click the magnifying glass to start the search.
    Shows Search Field in Discussion Topic

Participating in Discussions

  1. Click the Start a New Thread button to begin a new threaded discussion.
    Shows Start a New Thread button
    Or click on Reply to Thread after clicking on an existing thread.
    Shows Reply to Thread button
  2. Enter a subject and the body of your discussion post. (It is best to not edit the Subject if you are replying to a post.) A word counter dynamically tracks the number of words typed in your post and it also appears next to posts you have created in the Discussions Reading View and Grid View. You can view the word count for your posts only.
    Shows discussion Subject and Body fields. Indicates word count.
  3. Check the Subscribe to this thread checkbox if you want to receive notifications when the thread has new posts.
    Shows Add attachments link.
  4. You can also add an attachment to this discussion post by clicking the Add attachments link, then you can upload your file (or add a video or audio recording).
    Identifies Add Attachment Upload button
  5. When you have completed entering all the data for the post, click the Post button.
     Shows Discussion Post button

See also Grid View and Reading View and Threaded and Unthreaded Posts.