Creating Topics

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

Create topics. Topics contain discussions, which contain posts.

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

    Create Forum Topic

    The Create Topic view displays.
  4. Enter a topic name in the Name field.
  5. Optional: Enter the topic 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 forum topic.