Respond to a Discussion Thread by Posting a Reply

  1. On the nav bar, click the Activities menu, then select Discussions.
    Discussions on the Nav Bar
  2. Click the topic name, then click on the thread you want to reply to.
  3. Do one of the following:
    Discusssion Reply to Thread or Reply to Post

    • To reply to the main thread post, click Reply to Thread.
    • To reply to a particular post inside the thread, click Reply.
  4. Enter your reply in the HTML Editor. To include the original post’s text in your reply, click the Add original post text link. Use the HTML editor to format text, add links, images, and embed multimedia. Learn more about how to Format HTML Course Content.
  5. Optional: Tag users in the course in your response by typing @ then their name. Select the name from the menu that displays then continue writing your response. Tagged users are notified by alerts in the minibar or if enabled in Notifications Settings, users may receive SMS or Email notifications.
    Tagged in Discussion
  6. Set any of the following options:
    • To post anonymously, select Post as Anonymous (only available if enabled in Topic preferences).
    • To receive updates on the thread using your selected notification method, select Subscribe to this thread.
    • Add Attachments
      • To attach a file, in the Attachments area, then either Drop files onto the Upload button or click Upload or Choose Existing to locate and upload the file that you want to attach.
      • To attach an audio or video recording, in the Attachments area, click Record. Then select either:
        Discussions Record Audio Video

        1. Record Audio, then Record. To make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume, click Flash Settings. To listen to your recording, click Play. To erase your recording, click Clear. If you have prerecorded audio and are using a supported browser, you can drag audio files onto the attachments upload target.
        2. Record Video, then Allow, then Record. When you finish recording, click Stop. To erase your recording, click Clear. To add the recording, click Add. If you have prerecorded video and are using a supported browser, you can drag video files onto the attachments upload target.
  7. Click Post.