Manage posts, add, delete, move, export

Once a discussion forum is open for student posts, teachers will need to manage the forum – moderate posts (eg around netiquette, 'muddy' points/teachable moments, drifting conversations), assess forum participation, rate posts etc. Students may also need to manage their and others' posts – follow the conversation, export their posts, use them in an eportfolio/for an assignment etc.

Staff can delete, move or export posts. Students can delete (their own post, within a 15-minute time frame) or export their posts.


Steps

Add a post

  1. Click Add a new discussion topic 
  2. Add a subject and message

  3. Optional settings include, add an attachment, pinning a post, post instantly, display period dates

  4. Click Post to Forum

Delete a post

Teaching staff may want to delete a post if it is inappropriate (eg flaming):

  1. Click on the forum, then on the post you want to delete in the Discussion column

  2. In the next screen, click on the Delete option in the right-hand corner of the post
    Delete

  3. You will be asked if you are sure you want to delete the post – click Continue to delete the post

  4. Check in the post list screen to make sure it has been deleted

If you feel it is necessary to remove a post from a forum, but would prefer the post were not strictly deleted, please contact your elearning team to discuss splitting the post

Move a post

You can move a post to another forum where it is more appropriate/relevant (eg a query about assessment may belong in a forum set up especially for this rather than where it has been posted):

  1. Click on the forum, then on the post you want to move in the Discussion column

  2. In the next screen, in the top right-hand corner of the post click on the pull-down menu next to the Move button
    Move button

  3. Choose the forum in the topic you want to move the post to, and click Move

  4. Check in the original forum and the forum you have moved the post/s to, to make sure the post/s has moved

Export a post

You (or a student) can export a post to a portfolio: 

  1. Click on the forum, then on the post you want to move in the Discussion column

  2. In the next screen, click on the Export to portfolio option in the right-hand corner of the post
    Export to portfolio
  3. You will need to select the destination – the default is File download. (The other option is Google Drive: if you choose this option you will go to a sign-in page for Google Drive. Follow the prompts.) Select your destination (in this case, File download) and click Next
    Export destination
  4. In the next screen, choose your export format – the default is HTML. You are likely to leave it at this. Click Next
    Export file format
  5. Confirm your export by clicking Continue

  6. A pop-up box will give you the option to open or save the file

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