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Setting up Laulima Discussion and Private Messages

 
 

Discussions are organized into categories (the broader collection) and topics (that exist within a category).

You set up the Categories and forums through the "Manage" tool, which is located in the top right of the tool.

Screenshot showing the main interface of the Discussions and Private messages tool

Discussions are organized into categories (the broader collection with the grey box) and forums (that exist within a category). In the example below, the two categories are "Other" and "Main" and the three forums are "Questions", "Student Lounge" and "Class Discussions". Topics are what people have posted within a forum.


Setting up the Categories

The first step in setting up your Discussions is to create the categories that you want. To edit the categories, first click on the "Categories" link on the left side of the tool (located under the "Forum Admin" tab).

Then, you can create, delete, rename, and reorder the categories.

If you need to edit any categories, click on the "Click to edit" link, and you will be able to change it.

Note that you cannot delete a category unless you first delete all of the forums within that category.

Screenshot showing the interface for setting up categories


Setting up the Forums

Once the categorie are created, you can set up and position the forums. To edit the forums, first click on the "Forums" link on the left side of the tool (located under the "Forum Admin" tab).

Then, you can create, delete, rename, and reorder the categories.

If you need to edit any forum, click on the "Click to edit" link, and you will be able to change it.

You can also move a forum from one category to another through "Click to edit".

Screenshot showing how to set up Forums

 

 

page last updated: April 28, 2014

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