In the discussion board, threads grow as users respond to the initial and subsequent posts. Replies build on one another to construct a conversation. As the number of posts grows, you can rate, filter, sort, and collect posts.
You can reply to published threads, but you cannot reply to locked or hidden threads.
If you want to view only the unread posts in the thread, click the unread link on the action bar. The unread posts appear on one page.
Files uploaded by students are not saved to the course repository.
On the thread page, your reply appears at the end of the list. If you attached a file, a paper clip icon appears next to the post's title. If you used the Insert/Edit Image function, the image appears with the text you provided.
The Save Draft function is available if you need to return to your post at a later time. This function saves your comments and files on the page.
To access your post later, return to the forum page and point to Display to access the drop-down list. Select Drafts Only to view the saved post.
You can make edits, add or delete files, and use the functions in the content editor. Click Submit to publish the post.
If allowed by your instructor, you can rate posts. Rating posts allows users to focus on messages considered especially informative or useful by others. Students start threads and include their work in their initial posts. Other users review the work, assign a rating to the initial post, and include comments in a response. Instructors can also rate posts.
To learn more about sorting and searching posts, see Search and Collect Posts.