Student: How do I post to a forum?

You will learn how to post a message to a discussion forum in your online course in TITANium.

1. Enter your course.

2. Click on the title of the forum.

Note: The first forum on your course main page is usually the Announcements forum which is meant for your instructor to post messages (and automatically send out an email) to the participants in the course.

The second forum listed in this sample course is intended for students to post questions they may have about the course.

Ask a question forum is selected.

3. Click on Add a new topic.

Note: There are several types of forums your instructor can choose from. The title of the link to create a new post differs according to the forum type. For example, it may state to Add a new topic, Add a new discussion, or in some forums you can only Reply to a post. You cannot start a new topic.

Add a new discussion topic is selected.

4. Type a Subject title.

Subject field is selected

5. Type text and drag and drop images to the Message text box.

Message text field is selected.

6. Decide whether to subscribe to this forum.

Subscribing to a forum means that you will receive an email every time a participant makes a new post or a reply to a post. In this sample forum, subscription is optional. The instructor determines whether subscription is optional or mandatory.

Discussion subscription is ticked

7. Attach any desired files.

The instructor has control over whether files can be attached, what size, and how many.

File upload area

8. Click on Post to forum.

Post to forum button is selected.

9. View your post to the forum.

Your post now displays in the forum

10. Click on Edit to make any changes to your post.

By default, you have 30 minutes to edit your post if you need to make any changes.

Edit allows you to make changes to your post.

Delete allows you to remove your post.

Export to portfolio allows you to save the post as an HTML web page.

Edit is selected.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to post a message to a discussion forum in your course.