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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Post to a group discussion topic

Need help with something in CougarVIEW? Good news! We have a number of guides to show you how to use the many tools and resources in CougarVIEW. These guides cover topics like using the grade book, setting up quizzes, creating groups, and many more.

Post to a group discussion topic

Post to group discussions so that learners can discuss topics in independent groups.

  1. From the navigation bar, choose the  Communications  dropdown, and then select the Discussions item.

Discussion Page


  1. On the Discussions List page, select a group discussion topic.

Select Group discussion topic


  1. Click Start a New Thread.

Start a new thread

  1. From the Post Thread to drop-down list, select All Groups, or a specific group.
  2. Provide a subject and enter your post in the HTML editor.
  3. Set any of the following options:
  • To receive updates on the thread using your selected notification method, select Subscribe to this thread.
  • To attach a file, in the Attachments area, click Add attachments, click Upload, and locate the file you want to attach.
  • To attach an audio recording, in the Attachments area, click Record Audio > Record. To adjust your microphone selection and volume, click Flash Settings. To listen to your recording, click Play. To erase your recording, click Clear. If you have pre-recorded audio and are using a supported browser, you can drag audio files onto the attachments upload target.
  • To add your post to other topics, click Post to other topics, and then Add Topics. Select the desired topics and click Add Topics.

Post the thread

  1. Click Post.

Note: If you select the option to post to all groups, the Discussions tool creates a copy of the thread for each group to access and reply to.