Participating in Discussion Forums

A key part of online learning are the Discussion Forums. Discussion Forums are identified by this icon: Discussion Forum icon

To find out how to take part in Discussion Forums, watch this short video:


Alternatively, you can follow these directions:

  1. To open a Discussion Forum, click on the Discussion Forum iconicon and the words beside it.
  2. The Discussion Forum will open and look something like this:Discussion Forum overview
  3. If someone has already posted to the forum, it will look something like this:Discussion Forum overview
  4. To contribute to the discussion, create a post by clicking on the Add a new discussion topic button: Add a new discussion topic button
  5. The page that will open will look like this, where you may begin adding your content to the Message box:Discussion Forum post
  6. Don't forget to Save changes to your post when you are done.

  • If you don't have a strong internet connection or you have a very long post, write your post in Word first, then copy it into the Message box. Directions for copying and pasting, can be found here.
  • If you encounter a database error, try removing any emoticons you have used. If the problem persists, contact the COTROnline Help Desk: 
Microsoft Teams: @COTROnline
Office: 104
Phone: 250-489-2751 ext. 3737

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Last modified: Tuesday, 23 August 2022, 4:19 PM