Add a forum topic

Before you begin

  • Make sure you are logged in as Student.


  1. In the Navigation block on the right, click on Courses.
  2. Click on the name of the course in which you want to add a forum topic.
  3. On the course page, click on the forum icon or on the name of the forum in the section in which you want to use the forum.

    Figure: Forum on course page

    The teacher may provide options to use a forum for different topics in addition to the default forum announcements.
    You will see the forum page with forum entries. You now have the option to start a new discussion or reply to pre-existing entries.
  4. In order to start a new topic, click on Add a new discussion topic.

    Figure: Add forum topic

    You will see the Your new discussion topic page.

    Figure: Your new discussion topic page

  5. In the form, fill in the required text boxes next to Subject and Message which are marked with an asterisk.
    You can adjust further settings or add files to your post
  6. Click on the button Post to forum on the bottom of the page to confirm your entry.

    Figure: Post new discussion topic


You have created a new discussion topic in the forum, which will appear in the list of forum entries.