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Etudes Basics for Faculty -
Discussions and Private Messages
By Dr. Gayle L. Fornataro, Virtual Valley Student Success Coordinator

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Table of Contents

  1. Thinking of Teaching Online?
  2. Etudes Gateway
  3. My Workspace
  4. Class Homepage
  5. The Syllabus
  6. Announcements
  7. The Etudes Schedule
  8. Modules
  9. The Test Center
  10. Assignments
  11. Discussions and Private Messages
  12. Chat Room
  13. The Grade Book
  14. Site Info

Discussions and Private Messages

This tutorial is broken up into the following sections:

  1. Managing Forums
  2. Using Forums
  3. Posting Messages
  4. Grading Discussions
  5. Private Messages

Managing Forums

The Etudes Discussion Forum is a powerful tool for creating community through class discussions, collaborative learning groups, and informal discussion and sharing, all organized into topics and threads for clarity, convenience, and ease of use.

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Creating discussion forums and organizing them into categories is easy.

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The "Forum Administration Screen" is where you create discussion forums and organize them into different categories.

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The Category LIst page allows you to easily create, delete, or rearrange your categories.

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When you click on "Insert New," you are prompted to give your new category a name.

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The Forum Administration page makes creating and editing new forums simple.

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Inserting new forums is a snap!

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Since you often will want to use the same discussion topics in several different classes, Etudes allows you to save your topics from one forum and import them into another.

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