Viewing Forums

To see the list of forums for your site, click Forums in your site's menubar.

Viewing messages

Note: The Forums tool does not contain default forums. No forums will appear here until the site creator (or someone with an appropriate role) creates them.

Each forum appears in an enclosed box with its title and short description displayed (if created). If a full description of the forum exists, click 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, click 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 Display Entire Message. To mark all of the messages as read, click Mark All 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. Use the View drop-down list to change the display of messages.

To open an individual message, click its subject.

Forum options

Depending on how the forum settings are configured, and your role within the site, the following options may be available: