To see the list of forums for your site, click
Forums in your site's menubar.
Note: The Forums tool is pre-populated with a default forum and topic.
Each forum appears in an enclosed box with its title and short
description displayed (if created). If a full description of the forum
Read Full Description to view it.
Beneath the forum title, topics are listed by title, and include a short description (if created). The following details also appear:
Clicking the title of any forum will open an isolated view of a particular forum and its topics.
Clicking the title of any topic will display a thread of messages
for that particular topic. If a full description of the topic exists,
Read Full Description to view it. Each individual
thread appears in a list with a count of total messages and unread
messages below. Use the arrows to the left of the messages to expand
the threads as needed.
To expand all threads and messages, click
Message. To mark all of the messages as read, click
As Read. To open a printable version of the messages, click the
printer icon at the top.
Clicking the title of the thread will open an isolated view of a
particular thread and its individual messages; in this view, the "Read
By" number will display. Use the
View drop-down list to
change the display of messages.
To open an individual message, click its subject.
Depending on how the forum settings are configured, and your role within the site, the following options may be available: