Forums enable participants to have asynchronous discussions i.e. discussions that take place over an extended period of time. Your course may have one or more of these types of forums:
Standard forum for general use – anyone can start a new discussion at any time
- Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format – anyone can start a new discussion at any time, and in which discussion topics are displayed on one page with “Discuss this topic” links
- Q and A forum – students must first post their perspectives before viewing other students’ posts
- Each person posts one discussion – each student can post exactly one new discussion topic, which everyone can reply to
To access a Forum:
- Click on its name on the course page.
- Read any forum rules that the instructor may have posted.
- You may Add a new discussion topic or Reply to an existing post.
- You can Edit or Delete any of your own posts.
- The instructor may have allowed files to be attached to forum posts. Attached images are displayed within the forum post.
An instructor/TA can set the subscription mode to optional, forced or auto, or prevent subscription completely. (Subscription simply means that you will receive an email notification each time a post is made to the forum in which you are subscribed; you will receive notifications of new posts in your Carleton email account).
Forum posts can be rated by instructors/TAs or students (peer evaluation).
Note: Students can neither post nor reply to the News Forum.