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Discussion Forums

A discussion forum enables a group of people (e.g. your class) to communicate online. It is similar to email, but is separate from your usual email account.

  • The forum stores and organizes all of the group’s messages.
  • You can read old messages or post new messages at any time.
  • You can search the forum for messages containing keywords that you specify.

Click here to view a tutorial on how to read, post and reply to messages in a discussion forum. It will also provide an overview of the more common features used in forums. (There is audio associated with the tutorial so make sure your speakers are turned on or you have a headset.)