Why can't I see my discussion post?

Check if you accidentally saved your contribution as a draft. Return to the forum page, access the Display menu, and select Drafts Only.

Select Search at the top of the main discussion board, forum, or thread page and search for a term you used in your message.

Can I prevent the loss of text?

While you add text to your course, you can protect against loss of work if an internet connection loss or software error occurs. You can type in an offline simple text editor, such as Notepad or TextEdit, and then copy and paste your work into your course.

Or, before you submit or save, you can copy all of the text you want to add. Select the text and right-click to copy it. You can also use key combinations to copy and paste:

  • Windows: Ctrl + A to select all the text, Ctrl + C to copy, and Ctrl + V to paste.
  • Mac: Command + A to select all the text, Command + C to copy, and Command + V to paste.

What does subscribe mean?

If allowed by your instructor, you can receive alerts by email when new posts are made. Your instructor chooses if the alerts are for posts made at the forum or thread level.

When the forum email subscription feature is enabled, select Subscribe. You'll receive emails when new posts are made to the forum.

When the thread email subscription feature is enabled, select one or more thread check boxes and select Subscribe in the Thread Actions menu. You'll receive emails when members make new posts to the selected threads.