Selecting the  tab on the menu bar displays the Forum screen, illustrated below. Each Forum Category on the Forum Category list shows the Forum Category Name, Topics, and Date Created details for the Forum Category. Additionally, you can click the edit link to edit a Forum Category or the delete link to delete it. 

Forums are a great way to foster this informal and unorthodox learning. Forums allow for users to share ideas, best practices and even develop new methods of problem solving or generating ideas. 

Adding a New Forum Category

Clicking the [ADD NEW FORUM CATEGORY] button on the Forum Categories screen allows to you add additional Forum Categories to the system using the Add Forum Category screen, as shown in the following illustration. 

Enter a name for the new Forum Category in the Name field.

Enter a description for the new Forum Category in the Description box.

Select either the All users option or the Defined Access Rules option from the Access Rights list.

Click [SUBMIT] to add the new Forum Category to the system. The new Forum Category is displayed on the Forum Category list, as shown in the following illustration.

Editing a Forum Category

Clicking the [EDIT] link for a Forum Category on the Forum Category list allows you to make modifications to that Category using the Edit Category screen. Simply modify the Name, Description and/or Access Rights options and then click [SAVE] to save your changes to the system.

Deleting a Forum Category

Clicking the [DELETE] link for a Forum Category on the Forum Categories list allows you to remove a Forum Category from the system. The system first displays a warning message to ensure that is your intention, before performing the deletion. Click [OK] to proceed with the deletion or click [CANCEL] to cancel the deletion process.

Adding a Forum Topic

Selecting a Forum Category on the Forum Categories list allows you to add Topics to that Forum Category using the Forum Category Details screen by clicking the add new topic link, as shown in the following illustration.

The Add Topic screen, shown in the following illustration, is displayed. Use the steps below to add a new Topic to a Forum Category.

Enter a name for the new Forum Topic in the Forum Topic field.

Enter a Comment pertaining to the new Forum Topic in the Comment field.

Click Submit

As shown in the following illustration the Topic is added to the Topics list, with its Name, Started By, Posts and Open Date details displayed.

Editing a Forum Topic

Clicking the edit link for a Forum Topic on the Forum Topics list allows you to make any necessary modifications to that Topic using the Edit Topic screen, as shown in the following illustration. Simply make any necessary changes to the Forum Topic Name and/or the Forum Topic Description and then [SAVE] click  to save those changes to the system.

Deleting a Forum Topic

Clicking the delete link for a Forum Topic on the Forum Topics list allows you to remove a Topic from the system. The system first displays a warning message before proceeding with the deletion, as shown in the following illustration. Click [OK] to proceed with the deletion or click [CANCEL] to cancel the deletion process.

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