In most instances, you can post replies to existing discussions in a forum or start your own discussion.
Forums may allow various permissions such as: only being able to post once, requiring a response to a post before you are able to see other postings, and so on. Make sure you read the instructions provided with a particular forum to know the response expected.
Depending on the type of forums set up the display of forum topics and posts may also vary. For example all posts in an Open Forum can appear as anonymous if your lecturer has enabled that feature.
More information on using text editors is available.
In some cases you are not able to reply to posts, such as the News forum, some special forum types, and when critical times have elapsed. In these cases the “Reply” link will not appear.
As long as no one responds to your post yet, you can edit or delete your message within 30 minutes of posting. To edit or delete:
Note: Once the 30 minutes grace time is up, then the Edit and Delete links will no longer be available.
If this is enabled in the forum you intend to join, you can post your own topic. To do this:
You can subscribe/unsubscribe to individual discussions while on the Forum summary page. Toggle between the and symbols to subscribe/unsubscribe.
If you click permalink under a forum post, the post is highlighted and you will have a unique web address (in the browser address bar) which you can then copy and paste to use elsewhere.
Note: Only people who already have permission to view the forum will be able to view the post.
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