Creating a Thread
Now that you have created the forum, enter the forum and begin a discussion thread.
Step 1: Click on the name of the forum to "enter" that discussion.
Step 2: Click the Start New Thread button.
Step 3: In the Subject field, type: Rainforest Descriptions.
Step 4: In the Message field, type: Post a one paragraph summary of what you think a rainforest is. Then, read other students' summaries. Be prepared to discuss the variety of answers in Session 1 of the course.
Step 5: Click Submit.
Step 6: Click on the thread title Rainforest Descriptions to view the message.
Step 7: Post your own reply to the discussion, by clicking the Reply button.
Note: In a true discussion, students would be responding to the thread you just posted.
Step 8: Position the cursor in the Message box, and enter your own description of the rainforest.
Step 9: Click Submit.
Step 10: Click on Re: Rainforests Descriptions to view the message.