E-Learning Operations

Posting and replying to messages

Posting a message in Discussions

  1. Click on the topic where you want to post a message.
  2. Click Compose.
  3. Enter a Subject.
  4. Enter 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

    Keep the message at the top of the list

    Select Pin message.

    Post your message anonymously

    Select Author anonymously.

    Receive updates on the thread via your selected notification method

    Select Subscribe to updates to this thread.

    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.

  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.

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 on the message you want to reply to, then click Reply.
    • If you’re using the Reading Style message list, click Reply beneath the header of the message you want to reply to.
  3. Enter 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 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.

    Make the message anonymous

    Select Author anonymously.

  5. Click Post.

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