Student: What is the News forum?

You will learn about the purpose of the News forum in your course in TITANium.

1. Enter your course in TITANium.

Note the News forum at the top of the course main page.

Enter your course in TITANium.

2. Click on the News forum.

News forum is the default name; however, some instructors prefer to change the name to Announcements, Latest news, etc. It is usually at or near the top of the course main page for easy access.

Click on the News forum.

3. The News forum displays.

Unlike most forum types, the News forum does not allow students to post. Only instructors can post, so there is no Add a new discussion or Add a new topic button like most forums will have.

4. Click on the post in the News forum.

Click on the post in the News forum.

5. The post displays.

Unlike most forum types, the News forum does not allow students to post. Only instructors can post, so there is no Reply link at the bottom of the post.

Note also that the subscription is forced meaning that all participants in the course will receive an email every time the instructor makes a post. This is a convenient way for the instructor to deliver announcements to all of the students in a given course.

The Latest News block is connected to the News forum.

By default the Latest News block is displayed on the course main page. This block is connected to the News forum, showing the latest posts. If the Latest News block is not on your course main page, then the instructor has removed it.

The Latest News block is connected to the News forum.

Article Summary

You have now learned about the purpose of the News forum in your course in TITANium.

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