Discussions

    Discussions allow you to ask a question, ask for suggestions, state an observation or

    assertion to get feedback, or report a problem. Members of your community can contribute

    by posting replies.

     

    To start a discussion:

     

    1. Click Create > Discussion, or if you are already in a group, space, or project, click Start a discussion

    from the Actions menu on the right.

    If you clicked Create > Discussion, you'll need to choose a place to post your discussion.

    • To create a private discussion and invite specific people, click the Private Discussion link, then

    add names to the Participants field, or click the Select People link and choose from all of the

    people in your community. Click Add Selected People to return to the discussion page.

    • To start your discussion in a group click a place from the list of Your recently

    selected places or click the Browse for more locations link. Click on a group from the list to

    select it.

     

    2. Enter a title for your discussion in the field at the top.

     

    3. Your discussion can be marked as a question to encourage people to answer for points. If your goal is to

    start a discussion but not look for a correct answer, leave the Mark this discussion as a question box

    unchecked.

     

    4. Write your discussion in the content  eld. You can format your text however you’d like, insert

    videos, images, hyperlinks, emoticons, or tables.

     

    5. Spellcheck your discussion or view your content in HTML by clicking the icons in the upper right corner of

    the content field.

     

    6. To attach files, click the Browse button beneath the content field and select the files you want to upload.

     

    7. Add relevant tags to the Tags field so your discussion is easily searchable.

     

    8. Click the Post Message button to post your discussion.

     

    9. People can respond to your discussion by clicking the Reply button in the lower right corner of the content

    field.

     

    10.When someone responds to your discussion with an answer you deem correct or helpful, click the Correct

    Answer or Helpful Answer button to award points for their response.

     

    11.Once your discussion is posted, you can manage it using the Actions menu on the right.