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Wiki Pages: Bb9 Create a Thread

***Updated for Fall 2011***

Create a Thread

A Thread is the initial post and the entire subsequent replies to that post within a forum.

1.) Confirm you are in the course you would like to work in and that you have the Edit Mode set to ON.

2.) Navigate to the Discussion Board through the Course Link, Tools Course Link, or Course Tools in the the Control Panel.

3.) When in the Discussion Board main page, select the Forum to which you would like to contribute.

4.) In the Forum page select Create Thread.

5.) The Create Thread page will appear. Enter the Subject of the thread (just like the subject of an email) and the Message of the thread (like the body of an email). Click here for tips about adding media to the Message. Attachments can also be included from your Local Computer or the Content Collection.

6.) When done, you may either click Submit to make the Thread available immediately, or choose Save Draft to retrieve later.


Note: When typing a long post into the discussion board, it is possible that your connection can time out due to several factors. In order to avoid this, and the possibility of losing your work, it is suggested that you type your thread or response in a different text editor (such as Notepad). From your text editor you can copy and paste the thread or response into the text box, and format as you like.

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