Managing a Discussion Forum


Concept


Steps:

  1. Begin by navigating to the Manage Forum page.

     

    Click the My Content link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the My Discussion Forums link.

    Step 2
  3. Click an entry in the Forum Name column.

    Step 3
  4. Click the Manage Forum button.

    Step 4
  5. Use the Manage Forum page to define basic attributes of a discussion forum.

     

    In this example, as the moderator for the forum, you will define basic attributes of the discussion forum.

    Step 5
  6. Enter the desired information into the Description field. For the purpose of this example, the text will be entered for you to save time.

     

    Click in the Description field.

    Step 6
  7. Retain the Active option to make the forum active and have the forum appear in the portal or site. If this option is not selected, the forum will not be available to users. An inactivated forum can be reactivated, which makes existing topics and replies available again.

    Step 7
  8. Select the default view for the discussion topics:

    Threaded View, which displays the hierarchy of the discussion.

    Flat View, which displays the details of all discussion postings.

     

    Click the Flat View option.

    Step 8
  9. Click the Forum Privileges tab.

    Step 9
  10. Use the Forum Privileges page to add or delete participants (members) and assign privileges for a 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 members by user ID and role.

    Step 10
  11. In this example, add the first member by user ID and assign contributor privileges.

     

    Click the Add Row button.

    Step 11
  12. Click the Member Type list.

    Step 12
  13. Click the User list item.

    Step 13
  14. Click in the Member Name field.

    Step 14
  15. Enter the desired information into the Member Name field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "PTTRN"
    .

    Step 15
  16. Click the Privilege Set ID list.

    Step 16
  17. Click the Contributor list item.

    Step 17
  18. In this example, add the second member by role and assign contributor privileges.

     

    Click the Add Row button.

    Step 18
  19. Click in the Member Name field.

    Step 19
  20. Enter the desired information into the Member Name field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "PAPP_EMPLOYEE"
    .

    Step 20
  21. Click the Privilege Set ID list.

    Step 21
  22. Click the Contributor list item.

    Step 22
  23. In this example, add the third member by role and assign viewer privileges.

     

    Click the Add Row button.

    Step 23
  24. Click in the Member Name field.

    Step 24
  25. Enter the desired information into the Member Name field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "PeopleSoft User"
    .

    Step 25
  26. Click the Privilege Set ID list.

    Step 26
  27. Click the Viewer list item.

    Step 27
  28. Click the Forum Policy tab.

    Step 28
  29. Use the Forum Policy page to define the policy statement for a discussion forum.

     

    Notice that he 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 29
  30. Enter the desired information into the edit field. For the purpose of this example, the text will be entered for you to save time.

     

    Click in the edit field.

    Step 30
  31. Click the Save button.

    Step 31

You have completed managing a discussion forum.

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