Cobra Learning - Creating and replying to threads

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Follow the directions below to create or reply to a thread.

Creating and replying to threads

Creating a thread in Discussions

  1. Click on the topic where you want to create a thread.
  2. Click Start a New Thread.
  3. Enter a Subject.
  4. Enter your Post.
  5. Set any other posting options you want. (These options may not be available, depending on the course and the topic.)
    To Do this
    Keep the thread at the top of the list

    Select Pin thread.

    Post anonymously Select Post as Anonymous.
    Receive updates on the thread via your selected notification method Select Subscribe to this thread.
    Attach a file

    In the Attachments area, click Browse to locate the file you want to attach, or drag and drop your files onto the Attachments upload target. You can attach as many files as you want.

    Note  Internet Explorer 9 and older currently do not support dragging and dropping files from your desktop into Cobra Learning.

    Attach an audio recording In the Attachments area, click Record Audio. Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and click Record. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Play to listen to your recording. Click Clear to erase your recording. If you have pre-recorded audio and are using a supported browser, you can drag audio files onto the Attachments upload target.
    Attach a video recording In the Attachments area, click Record Video. Click Allow when the Flash player prompts you to allow camera and microphone access. Click Record. Click Stop when you finish recording. Click Clear to erase your recording or Add to add the recording. If you have pre-recorded video and are using a supported browser, you can drag video files onto the Attachments upload target.
    Post your thread to more than one topic simultaneously Click Post to other topics. Click Add Topics, and select the topics you would like your thread to appear in. To post in every topic simultaneously, select the Select All field, then click Add Topics.
  6. Click Post.

Note  Be sure to wait to ensure your post is submitted before moving to another page or closing the bowser.

If the topic is moderated, your post will not appear until a moderator approves it. Moderated topics will display the Posts require approval icon beside the topic name in Discussions List. Inside the topic, posts that that still require approval display Approve Post.

If a topic is assessible, and has one or more rubrics attached to it, you will see a Rubrics section in the collapsible Discussions area at the top of the topic that contains links to any rubrics associated with the topic. To preview the expectations for the topic, click on the rubric. It will open in a pop-up window.

Note  The rubric does not display any personalized feedback or results.

Saving a draft thread in Discussions

You can save your thread as a draft instead of publishing it right away. This lets you return to the thread later to edit it before publishing it to the topic.

To save a draft thread, click Save as Draft instead of Post.

To find a saved draft, navigate to the topic where you created the draft and select Drafts from the Filter by tool navigation.

Note  Depending on your system configuration, you may not have this option enabled. If you would like the option to save threads as drafts, contact your site administrator or your Desire2Learn Account Manager.

Replying to a thread in Discussions

Note  If your instructor has set the discussion to post first then you will not see anyone else's posts until you have started a new thread.

  1. Locate the thread you want to reply to.
  2. Click Reply to Thread or click Reply to reply to a particular post inside the thread.

    Note  You will need to click on the thread title to open that thread and see the reply to thread button.

  3. Enter your reply in the Post field. To include the original post’s text in your reply, click the Add original post text link. (This option may already be enabled by your course administrator.)
  4. Set any other Post Options you want. (These options may not be available, depending on the course and the topic.)
    To Do this
    Receive updates to the thread via your selected notification method Select Subscribe to this thread.
    Attach a file

    In the Attachments area, click Browse to locate the file you want to attach, or drag and drop your files onto the Attachments upload target. You can attach as many files as you want.

    Note  Internet Explorer 9 and older currently do not support dragging and dropping files from your desktop into Cobra Learning.

    Attach an audio recording In the Attachments area, click Record Audio. Ensure your microphone is set up correctly and click Record. Click Flash Settings to make adjustments to your microphone selection and volume. Click Play to listen to your recording. Click Clear to erase your recording. If you have pre-recorded audio and are using a supported browser, you can drag audio files onto the Attachments upload target.
    Attach a video recording In the Attachments area, click Record Video. Click Allow when the Flash player prompts you to allow camera and microphone access. Click Record. Click Stop when you finish recording. Click Clear to erase your recording or Add to add the recording. If you have pre-recorded video and are using a supported browser, you can drag video files onto the Attachments upload target.
    Post anonymously Select Post as Anonymous.
  5. Click Post.

Note  Be sure to wait to ensure your post is submitted before moving to another page or closing the bowser.

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Keywords:discussions threads replying   Doc ID:46674
Owner:Bob R.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-02-02 12:32 CSTUpdated:2015-02-10 13:31 CST
Sites:Parkland College
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