A Threaded Discussion (activity type: Forum) gives you an opportunity to participate in virtual conversations at any time and any location. Threaded discussion refers to online discussion postings about a topic. In an online course, your professor will have several discussion assignments throughout the semester. Each threaded discussion has a question for students to answer or a topic to discuss. Students are asked to post their answer on the Discussion Forum assigned to the week, read other students’ posts, and respond to them. This group of messages with the initial message and responses is called a 'thread'. Be sure to follow your professor’s specific instructions, found either in the syllabus or on the course's home page on CampusNet.
Here are the steps for locating and posting to a threaded discussion:
1. Log in to CampusNet, click the Menu pull-down and select My Courses and go to the course page you want to edit and find the threaded discussion by either scrolling down to the week it was posted, or by going to the Activities block on the right and clicking Forums. Click the name of the discussion/forum to open it.