Select the name of the topic where you are posting a message
The discussion topic will become active.
Select Start a New Thread (Do not do this if you are instructed to
respond to an instructor's post)
The Discussion Dialogue Box
Topic Title: Select the drop arrow to see available menu options
Discussion Restrictions and/or Date Settings (Dependent):
If your instructor has added any conditions to the topic, such
as availability dates and/or lock settings, you will see them here.
Many discussions have points assigned to them, so pay attention to
Subject: Enter a subject for your discussion.
Message HTML Editor Toolbar: Various options that
can be used to edit discussion text.
Message HTML Editor Toolbar - More Option:
Depending on your screen resolution, you may have the "more" button
available. When selected, more options that are available for text editing will
Message Field: Enter your discussion message in
Message Field Options:
Options that can be applied to text or the text area.
Check Spelling: Checks spelling (not grammar)
Edit HTML Source: Selecting this option will open the text in an
HTML only view.
Preview: Displays your text the way others will access.
Toggle Full Screen: Expands the Message Field box to allow for
more input space. Be aware that your text will conform to the user's
Resize Window: Select and drag to expand the Message Field box
Attachment Option: Add an attachment if applicable.