Creating Discussions

Prerequisites: Users require contributor+ permissions for the module or forum topic to complete this task.

Create discussions. Topics contain discussions and discussions contain posts.

To create a discussion:
  1. Log in to Cartella.
  2. Navigate to [name-of-folio] > [name-of-forum-module] > [name-of-topic].

    Create Discussion Topic via Topic View

  3. Click New Discussion.
    The Create Discussion view displays.
  4. Enter a discussion name in the Name field.
  5. Optional: Enter the discussion description in the Description field. Use the HTML editor to add formatting, links, media, and view the HTML source code.
    Click Manage Fields to add, remove, or edit fields that display in this view. See Field Management for details.
  6. Select a sharing permission in the Sharing drop-down list. See Creating Folios for option descriptions.
  7. Select or clear the Send Email Notifications Upon Save checkbox. Select users and groups to receive email notifications.
    The checkbox toggles back to cleared after saving.
  8. Select or clear restrictions. See Creating Folios for option descriptions.
  9. Click Submit.
    If the creator has contributor permissions, the item requires approval from a moderator to display in the module. See Inbox and Role Management for details. The following message displays:
    This item is pending approval by a moderator.
    If the creator has senior contributor permissions, the item automatically displays in the module without approval.
    Cartella creates the discussion.