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Discussions
Is discussions the same as posting to a bulletin board?
How do I create a message?
How do I reply to a posting?
How do I read a message?
How do I start a new thread?
What is a posting?
What is a thread?
How do I post directly from My Notes to the discussions area?
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Q. Is discussions the same as posting to a bulletin board?

Yes, WebCT Discussions work similar to most Internet based bulletin boards where someone posts a message and others can reply.

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Q. How do I create a message?

By choosing a topic and composing a message.

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Q. How do I reply to a posting?

By choosing the message you want to reply to and clicking the reply hyperlink. You can also choose to "Reply Privately". This allows only the sender of the original message to view your post via WebCT mail.

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Q. How do I read a message?

From the Discussions table, click on a topic that contains the messages you want to read and click on a message title. To display any messages that were JUST sent, click "Update Listing" from within a topic area and click the message title.

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Q. How do I start a new thread?

To begin a new thread, click on Compose Message, and begin to compose a message on a new Topic.

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Q. What is a posting?

Posting is what you do to a message when you submit to the WebCT Discussion's area. It is like "posting" a notice on a bulletin board, for everyone to read. The posting is actually an electronic message that you send to all of the participants in the discussion or class.

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Q. What is a thread?

After a message has been sent/posted, others can respond to the message. These responses are displayed below the original posting. A message and all of it's responses are known as a "thread."

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Q. How do I post directly from My Notes to the discussions area?

When you are finished with your notes, highlight all of the text that you want to copy into Discussions. Choose Edit, and then Copy from your Browsers window. Go into Discussions area, by clicking on Discussions, if made available by your instructor in the Navigation bar; if not, return to your home page and enter from there. Click on Compose message in the Discussion table. Click inside Text box area designated for your message and click Edit then Paste from your Browser window. Continue to compose and send message as usual.

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