Posting and replying to messages

Posting a message in Discussions

  1. Enter the topic where you want to post a message.
  2. Click Compose at the top of the message list.
  3. Enter a Subject.
  4. Add your Message.
  5. Set any other message options you want. (These options may not be available, depending on the course and the topic.)
    To Do this

    Attach a file

    In the Attachments area, click Add a File and locate the file you want to attach. You can attach as many files as you want.

    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 Clear to erase your recording.

    Keep the message at top of the list for the topic for all users, regardless of any sorting done to the message list.

    Select Pin message.

    Post your message anonymously

    Select Author anonymously.

  6. Click Post.

If the topic is moderated, your message does not appear until it is approved. Moderated topics are indicated by the Messages Require Approval icon beside the topic name at the top of the message list.

Saving a draft message in discussions

You can save your message as a draft instead of posting it right away. Saving a draft lets you return to the message later to edit it before posting it to the topic.

To save a draft, click the Save as Draft button instead of the Post button when writing a message.

To find a saved draft, view the message list for the topic where you created the draft and select “Drafts” from the View drop-down list in the top right corner of the page.

Replying to a message in Discussions

  1. Locate the message you want to reply to.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you’re using the Grid Style message list, click the subject of the message you want to reply to, and then click Reply at the top of the message.
    • If you’re using the Reading Style message list, click the Reply link below the header of the message you want to reply to.
  3. Type your reply in the Message field. To include the original message’s text in your reply, click the Add Original Message Text link.
  4. Set any other message options you want. (These options may not be available, depending on the course and the topic.)
    To Do this

    Attach a file

    In the Attachments area, click Add a File and locate the file you want to attach. You can attach as many files as you want.

    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 Clear to erase your recording.

    Make the message anonymous

    Select Author anonymously.

  5. Click Post.

 

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