how to use forums

How to Use the Forums

The use of the Online Bible Institute Forums has been implemented for all of our courses. We thought we would run through a quick tutorial on how the forums work to try and help all of our Online Bible Institute students get accustomed to using the Forums. In order to be able to post a comment on the Forums you have to be signed in. You can read through the all the comments that have been posted on the Forums without being signed in, but in order post a comment or reply of your own you have to be signed in. Just use the sign in button the way you normally do when you are working on one of your courses. There is a Forum for each track of courses that we offer here at the Online Bible Institute. For example, if you are taking a (Harvest) course then you would need to use the Harvest Forum. If you are taking one of the (Dimensions) courses then you would use the Dimensions Forum. Within each Forum are Topics. There is a Topic already started for each course that we offer. All you need to do is find the Topic that matches your course. In most cases we have already provided a link in the course instructions that will take you to the appropriate Topic in the Forum. Once you have arrived at the Topic for your course, you simply scroll down to the end of the page and you will see a text box. The text box is where you will type in (post) your comments about the lesson. After you have typed in your comment, hit submit and your comment will post. To comment on what another student has posted, just click on the Reply tab that is located to the right of their post. The text box will open up for you and you can type in (post) your response to their comment. After you hit submit your reply will post itself underneath the comment you replied to. That is it! Just jump in and give it a try and it should become second nature quite quickly.