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Joining a Topic, Reading Posts, and Posting Messages in the Discussion Tool of D2L

This document goes over how to join a topic and then read and post messages to a discussion in D2L.

Joining a topic

  1. Click on Discussions in the navigation bar.
  2. Click on the topics name.
  3. Click on the Subject of the message to view the entire message.

Reading messages

Opening a message:

  1. Click on Discussions in the navigation bar
  2. Click on the name of the forum or topic.
  3. Click on the Subject of the message to view the entire message.

Finding New Messages

  1. Click on Discussions in the navigation bar
  2. Scroll down through the forums, and the number of unread messages appears beneath each topic.
  3. You can also click on the Display drop down list, that is located above the forums, and change it to Topics with Unread. Then click on the Apply button.
topics

Searching for messages:

  1. Click on Discussions in the navigation bar.
  2. Click on the topic that you want to search.
  3. Type your search topic in the Search for box. For advanced searches, click on the Show Search Options link.
search

Marking a message read or unread

  1. Click on Discussions in the navigation bar.
  2. Choose a Topic by clicking on it.
  3. Select one or more messages from the list.
  4. Click on the Mark Read or Mark Unread icons at the top of the list.

Printing messages:

  1. Click on Discussions in the navigation bar.
  2. Choose a topic by clicking on it.
  3. Select one or more messages that you want printed
  4. Click on the Print icon at the top or bottom of the list.
  5. Click the Print button.

Posting Messages

Posting a new message:

  1. Click on Discussions in the navigation bar.
  2. Click on the topic where you want to post a new message.
  3. Click Compose.
  4. Type in a Subject.
  5. Type in a Message.
  6. Click on the Add a File button to add an attachment to the posting. Click Record Audio to attach an audio recording to the new message.
  7. Check the Pin Message box if you'd like your message to always appear at the top of the topic.
  8. Click the Post button to post the new message.

Replying to a message:

  1. Click on Discussions in the navigation bar.
  2. Click on the topic and then the subject of the message that you want to reply to.
  3. Click Replyreply to thread
  4. Type your message in the Message area.
  5. Click on the Add a File or Record Audio to attach applicable files.
  6. Click the Post button to post a reply








Keywords:D2L, Topics, Joining, Reading, Posting messages in Discussion, Discussion, instructor, student   Doc ID:39411
Owner:Todd D.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-04-23 10:10 CSTUpdated:2014-06-09 07:50 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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