Within each forum, users can create multiple threads. A thread includes the initial post and any replies to it. When creating a forum, your instructor has the option of allowing or not allowing you to start threads.
If allowed by your instructor, you can be alerted by email when new posts are made. Your instructor chooses whether the alerts are for posts made at the forum or thread level.
When the forum email subscription feature is enabled, click Subscribe on the action bar. You will receive emails when new posts are made to the forum.
When the thread email subscription feature is enabled, select one or more thread check boxes and click Subscribe in the Thread Actions drop-down list. You will receive emails when new posts are made to the selected threads.
After you click a forum title, a page loads displaying all forum threads. You can view the page in either List View or Tree View. This choice remains in effect until you change it, and you may change it at any time. On the forum page, in the upper-right corner, change the view.
Click List View to present the threads in a table format. Thread titles in bold type contain unread posts.
Click Tree View to show the thread starter messages and their replies. From the action bar, you can create threads or collect posts.
You can expand and collapse threads by using 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 options to hide or view all posts included in all threads.
Select 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.