The Discussion Board page contains all the forums you have created for your course.
Create forums and use the search function to search for discussion board content from the action bar. By default, the search field appears collapsed to save screen space.
When you access a forum, a list of threads appears. The following columns display information for each thread:
To sort a column, click the column heading or caret.
After you click a forum title, a page loads displaying all forum threads. View the page in either list view or tree view. This choice remains in effect until you change it. You may change it at any time. Change the view on the forum page, in the upper-right corner.
Click List View to present the threads in a table format. Threads containing any unread posts appear in bold type.
Depending on the settings you made when creating the forum, different functions appear on the action bar. For example, if you allowed tagging, a Tags function appears. To learn more, see Managing Discussions.
Click Tree View to show the thread starter messages and their replies. From the action bar, you can create threads, collect, or delete posts.
Expand and collapse threads with the plus and minus icons next to the titles. If a thread starter message contains unread posts, the thread starter title appears in bold type. On the action bar, use the Collapse All and Expand All functions to hide or see all posts included in all threads.
Select the check box next to a thread and make a selection from the Message Actions drop-down list on the action bar. You can select multiple threads or select the check box in the header to select all threads. Actions include marking threads read or unread and setting or clearing flags. Flags mark threads for later attention.
On the Thread Detail page, you can navigate from post to post, adjust your view of the page, view information about the selected post, and reply to others.
Your school controls how you view the Thread Detail page. There is a default view and an updated view.
Creating a Discussion Board Forum (Flash movie | 4m 21s)
Creating a Discussion Board Thread (Flash movie | 2m 4s)
Replying to a Discussion Board Thread (Flash movie | 2m 3s)