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Discussion – Creating/Replying To a Thread

Note: Remember to check the open and close date of the discussion with the student, as the student will not be able to reply/post to closed discussions.

Click on the topic where you want to create a thread, and click Start a New Thread.

Step 1. Enter a Subject.
Step 2. Enter your Post.
Step 3. Set any other posting options you want.

Note: These options may not be available, depending on the course and the topic.

Keep the thread at the top of the list
Select Pin thread.
Post anonymously
Select Post as Anonymous.

Receive updates on the thread via your selected notification method
Select Subscribe to this thread.

Attach a file
In the Attachments area, click Browse to locate the file you want to attach, or drag and drop your files onto the Attachments upload target. You can attach as many files as you want. Note: Internet Explorer 9 and older currently do not support dragging and dropping files from your desktop into Learning.

Attach an audio recording
In the Attachments area, click Record Audio. Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and click Record. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Play to listen to your recording. Click Clear to erase your recording. If you have pre-recorded audio and are using a supported browser, you can drag audio files onto the Attachments upload target.

Attach a video recording
In the Attachments area, click Record Video. Click Allow when the Flash player prompts you to allow camera and microphone access. Click Record. Click Stop when you finish recording. Click Clear to erase your recording or Add to add the recording. If you have pre-recorded video and are using a supported browser, you can drag video files onto the Attachments upload target.

Post your thread to more than one topic simultaneously
Click Post to other topics. Click Add Topics, and select the topics you would like your thread to appear in. To post in every topic simultaneously, select the Select All field, then click Add Topics.

Step 4. Click Post.

If the topic is moderated, your post will not appear until a moderator approves it. Moderated topics will display the Posts require approval icon beside the topic name in Discussions List. Inside the topic, posts that that still require approval display Approve Post.

If a topic is accessible, and has one or more rubrics attached to it, you will see a Rubrics section in the collapsible Discussions area at the top of the topic that contains links to any rubrics associated with the topic. To preview the expectations for the topic, click on the rubric. It will open in a pop-up window.

Note: The rubric does not display any personalized feedback or results.


Discussions – Replying to a Thread

Note: To find out how to Access the Discussions tool, click here.

  1. Locate the thread you want to reply to>Click the thread title to review the discussion thread.Click Reply to Thread or click Reply to reply to a particular post inside the thread.
    • Note: Remember to check the open and close date of the discussion with the student, as the student will not be able to reply/post to closed discussions.
  1. Enter your reply in the Post field. To include the original post’s text in your reply, click the Add original post text link. (This option may already be enabled by your course administrator.)
  2. Set any other Post Options you want.

Note: These options may not be available, depending on the course and the topic.

Post anonymously: Select Post as Anonymous.

Receive updates on the thread via your selected notification method: Select Subscribe to this thread.

Attach a file: In the Attachments area, click Browse to locate the file you want to attach, or drag and drop your files onto the Attachments upload target. You can attach as many files as you want. Note: Internet Explorer 9 and older currently do not support dragging and dropping files from your desktop into Learning.

Attach an audio recording: In the Attachments area, click Record Audio. Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and click Record. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Play to listen to your recording. Click Clear to erase your recording. If you have pre-recorded audio and are using a supported browser, you can drag audio files onto the Attachments upload target.

Attach a video recording: In the Attachments area, click Record Video. Click Allow when the Flash player prompts you to allow camera and microphone access. Click Record. Click Stop when you finish recording. Click Clear to erase your recording or Add to add the recording. If you have pre-recorded video and are using a supported browser, you can drag video files onto the Attachments upload target.

5. Click Post.

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