Discussions are organized into categories (the broader collection with the grey box) and forums (that exist within a category). In the example below, the two categories are "Other" and "Main" and the three forums are "Questions", "Student Lounge" and "Class Discussions". Topics are what people have posted within a forum.
So remember, Topics are put into Forums and Forums are put into Categories.
To see what has been posted in a forum, click on the forum name. You will see a list of the topics that people have posted.
Reading and Replying to a Topic
Once you're in the forum, you can read the topics that other people have posted by clicking on the title of their post.
If you want to reply to a topic that someone else has posted, when you are reading their post, click on the "Post Reply" button.
Creating a New Topic
To post your own topic, click on the "New Topic" button.
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