Discussion Board: posting and replying
NOTE: If you are wondering why you cannot see your posts:
Check to see that your discussion board is set to view All posts, if it is set to unread posts only, your post will not show up.

Posting Messages

To post a new message, click the New Post button in the   upper-left corner of the Discussions interface:

Post Message 1

Post Message 2

First, enter a Post title (required). The Post title appears in the main message list.

Then, enter your message text in the message text area. Users can also see the tutorial on the text box editor.

If enabled via the Discussion settings, you can attach a file to your post by clicking the add a file link.

Using Advanced Message Options
There are six advanced options available for each New Post (Note that the advanced options are closed by default):

*  Send replies to course mail sends a copy of each reply made to your post to your Course Mail account.

*  Save as draft saves the message as a draft message. Draft messages are available in Search View. To view, edit, or post your draft messages, switch to Search View, set your navigation filter to Draft, and click the Search button.

Click Save to complete the message posting process.

You will then see your new message post added to the discussion forum:

Post Message 3

Replying to Messages

To reply to a Posted Message, click the Reply hyperlink located in the lower-left corner of the message:

 

Reply Message 1

 

The Message reply page opens:

Reply Message 2

 

First, enter a Post title (required). The Post title appears in the main message list.

Optionally, you can include the text of the message to which you‘re replying within the message body area by clicking the Quote original message link (located at the top right of the interface).

Then, enter your message text in the message text area.

If enabled via the Discussion settings, you can attach a file to your post by clicking the add a file link.

Click Save to complete the message posting process.

You will then see your reply added to the discussion forum:

Reply Message 3