Working with the Related Discussion Pagelet



  1. Begin by navigating to the Course Details page.


    In this example, the Course Details page is the target page that has the Related Discussion pagelet associated with it.


    Click the Courses link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the Course Definition link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the vertical scrollbar.

    Step 3
  4. The Related Discussion pagelet is used to associate a discussion forum with a specified menu item—in this example, relating a discussion forum with the Course Details page. Links to discussion topics and the View / Add Topics link appear. If you are a portal administrator, the Manage link also appears.


    In this example, as a member of the discussion forum, you will reply to a topic and then create a new topic. Then, as the portal administrator, you will manage the discussion forum by adding a new member and updating the forum policy.

    Step 4
  5. Click the PeopleTools I link.

    Step 5
  6. The Post Details page opens in a separate window.


    Use the Post Details page to reply to the topic, edit the topic, delete the topic, or access other discussion topic features.


    In this example, you will reply to the topic.

    Step 6
  7. Click the Reply button.

    Step 7
  8. Enter the desired information into the field. Enter

     a valid value
     "Need more on XML."

    Step 8
  9. Click the Save button.

    Step 9
  10. Click the Close Window link.

    Step 10
  11. Click the View / Add Topics link.

    Step 11
  12. The Menu Item Discussion Details page opens in a separate window.


    Use the Menu Item Discussion Details page to add new topics to a related discussion, to manage the related discussion, or to access other discussion functions.


    In this example, you will create a new topic, add an attachment to the topic, and set a subscription alert.

    Step 12
  13. Click the Add Topic button.

    Step 13
  14. Use the Create New Topic page to add new related discussion topics.

    Step 14
  15. Enter the desired information into the Title field. Enter

     a valid value
     "PeopleTools II"

    Step 15
  16. Click in the edit field.

    Step 16
  17. Enter the desired information into the edit field. Enter

     a valid value
     "Comments and suggestions for PeopleTools II."

    Step 17
  18. Click the Expand section button.

    Step 18
  19. Click the Add Attachment button.

    Step 19
  20. Click the Browse button.

    Step 20
  21. Click the 410_PeopleTools II.doc list item.

    Step 21
  22. Click the Open button.

    Step 22
  23. Click the Upload button.

    Step 23
  24. Click the Expand section button.

    Step 24
  25. Click the Add Alert Subscription option.

    Step 25
  26. Click the Once Per Week option.

    Step 26
  27. Click the Save button.

    Step 27
  28. Click the Close link.

    Step 28
  29. Click the Manage link.

    Step 29
  30. The Forum Privileges page opens in a separate window.


    Use the Forum Privileges page to add or delete participants (members) and assign privileges for a related discussion forum. You can add members by role or user ID. Three privilege levels are available for forum members: moderator, contributor, and viewer.


    In this example, as the moderator for the forum, you will add a member by user ID.

    Step 30
  31. Click the Add Row button.

    Step 31
  32. Click the Member Type list.

    Step 32
  33. Click the User list item.

    Step 33
  34. Click in the Member Name field.

    Step 34
  35. Enter the desired information into the Member Name field. Enter

     a valid value

    Step 35
  36. Click the Privilege Set ID list.

    Step 36
  37. Click the Contributor list item.

    Step 37
  38. Click the Forum Policy tab.

    Step 38
  39. Use the Forum Policy page to define the policy statement for a discussion forum.


    Notice that the system provides a default forum policy statement. If this default policy statement is sufficient, you do not need to do anything on the Forum Policy page.


    In this example, as the moderator for the forum, you will modify the default policy statement.

    Step 39
  40. Enter the desired information into the Discussion field. Enter

     a valid value
     "This forum is limited to discussion of OU courses."

    Step 40
  41. Click the Save button.

    Step 41
  42. Click the Close Window link.

    Step 42

You have completed working with the Related Discussion pagelet.

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