Add a Discussion Topic
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To add a discussion topic to a discussion forum:

  1. From the discussion forum, click on the Add toolbar item.
  2. Choose Add discussion topic from the menu.

    Forum displays the "Add a discussion topic to..." form.

  3. In the Title text box, specify a descriptive title for the topic (such as "Should we hire another engineer?").
  4. Type the text of the discussion topic in the "Text" text box (for example, "What are people's thoughts about hiring another engineer for the team?").

    You do not need to "sign" the discussion topic, because Forum automatically includes a "signature line." The signature line includes the full name you gave when you registered, and the date and time that you created (or modified) the discussion topic.

    For more information about using this part of the form, click on the Format text link in the "More Information" section that follows.

    The remaining sections of this form are optional. If you are just starting out with Forum, you may want to leave them blank for now.

  5. Click OK.

    The title that you entered in the Title text box now appears as an entry title in the forum. When someone clicks on that title, the text of the discussion topic appears.

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