You can create a new post on the Discussions page, comment on an existing post, or reply to an existing comment.
To visit the Course Discussions, click on the 'Discussion' tab on the upper right corner.
On the discussions page, you will see posts sorted based on Trending, but you can adjust this sorting yourself to most liked, most commented, or most recent. Furthermore, you can sort based on posts you are following, posts you have commented on, and posts you have liked posts.
When creating a new post, you will be asked to specify which topic the post belongs to. You can also follow course topics if you would like email updates to be sent as new comments are made. Learn more about managing discussion subscriptions here. You can customize your posts or comments in a number of ways: ordered or unordered lists; hyperlinks; font styles, colors, and highlighting; and text alignment.
You can also upload a variety of media in a comment. Some examples of media content you may want to upload include: Pictures (PNG, JPG, JPEG), PDF files, Powerpoint Presentations (PPTX), Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, Microsoft Word Documents, and Text files.
You may also tag a fellow learner in your comments using the '@' key; learn more here.
You can also like discussion posts or see who liked your discussion post by clicking on the thumbs-up icon.