Adding a new discussion topic

You will not be able to add a new topic to all forums, depending on how the lecturer decided to set them up. In a forum where you are able to add a new discussion topic, the Add a new discussion topic button will be displayed.

  1. Select Add a new topic  
  2. Image of the red-coloured "Add a new topic" button as it appears when in a forum

  3. Type in a Subject and Message. You may also attach files in the Attachment area if the lecturer has enabled attachments. You can tick the Discussion subscription box if you want to receive notifications of new posts to your topic.

  4. If needed and not already visible, click on the Advanced link near the bottom of the page if you need to include an attachment or to set a specific time period the post will be visible for.   Image showing the red-coloured "Post to forum" button, the white-coloured "Cancel" button, and the (highlighed) "Advanced" link on the Post to Forum page.
  5. Finally, Select Post to forum (as shown above) to post your topic.