• Posting to Discussions



    About Discussions

    Online discussions (aka Forums) can be used for many purposes, such as:

    • Engaging in a discussion about the course material with colleagues or presenters
    • Submitting an assignment or reflecting on a course related task
    • Posting earned media (or a specific task related to your course)




    Posting to CASLS Discussions (Forum)

    Adding Photos/Video to Your Posts

    Step 1

    Image showing the user clicking on "Add new discussion topic" 

    • Click on Discussions in your course to start a new discussion or add to a forum that already has posts.

    • Once in the discussion, click on “Add a new discussion topic.”


    Step 2

    Image showing the required fields to fill in order to create a discussion. Required are a 'subject' and 'message'. 

    • When creating a new discussion post, remember to fill in all required materials.

    • You will be composing messages on “Forums”, similar to the way that you would share public messages on a blog or social media.

    • In addition to posting text, you can also share pictures, video, sound, and links to other resources.

    Step 1

    Image showing the different areas of the discussion submission form. 

    • When posting a new discussion or reply in a discussion forum, you will also have the option of attaching (uploading) content including: Word files, PDFs, images and/or video.

    • To do this you can use the drag and drop feature by clicking and dragging a document straight from your computer into this space. You can also use “File Picker” instead of the drag-and-drop file selection feature.

    • When you have completed the discussion post click on “Post to forum.”