Forums can appear throughout a Course, in any area where an Instructor chooses. Each group may also have a private Discussion Board with Forums available only to those users that are a part of the group.
All Forums that are not a part of a group can be accessible from various points in the Course or by going to the Discussion Board links.
There are three ways to access the Discussion Board.
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The Forum view lists the threads in the Forum and includes several options for displaying and managing threads. The Forum can be viewed in one of two contexts: Tree View or List View. This choice remains in effect until the user changes it; it can be changed at any time.
The Tree View presents the thread starter messages and their responses messages.
The List View presents the list of threads in a tabular format. The threads can be sorted by clicking the carat at the top of each column.
Click the "Reply" or "Quote" button either at the top of the message or at the foot of a message to post a response. Your new message will be added to the end of the thread.
Threads are a series of posts related to a similar topic. When creating a Forum, the Instructor has the option of allowing or not allowing students to start threads. If the instructor has enabled the ability to start threads.