Note: this guide uses a course post as an example. The procedure to create a public post or a network post is pretty much the same. You just need to go to the right page and select the proper visibility setting.
To create a post on CN, first, click on your course from the left menu.
Then, click on the blue feather icon at the top. Next, follow the steps below.
Refer to the following screenshot when reading the below steps.
STEP1: (Optional) Create a title for your post
STEP2: Select instructor suggested hashtags for your post
Choose hashtags based on the content of your post. If you don’t see any hashtags that are relevant to your post, create your own (simply type the hashtags)!
Note: you can also insert hashtags in the middle of your post or at the very end.
STEP3: Write your post
STEP4: Attach multimedia
You can attach images, self-created/uploaded or YouTube videos, and documents. Multimedia can help keep posts interesting in a discussion. Use the opportunity to share related learning materials with your class.
STEP5: Choose a visibility setting
STEP6: Click Submit – Before completing this step, check out a few of our helpful hints below!
Refer to the following screenshot when reading the below tips.
TIP1: Add emojicons
TIP2: Add Math Equations
TIP3: Bold your content to make it stand out
TIP4: See if you meet the minimum word requirement set by your instructor in order to earn Anar Seeds
In this case, the minimum requirement is 15 in this example and this post has 146 words, so the Anar is happy. If you see a frowny Anar with a red number, you have not met the minimum word requirement and if you choose to submit, you will not earn any Anar Seeds.
TIP5: By checking the box, you can choose to add your post to your public ePortfolio to showcase your work
TIP6: You may set up advanced settings for your post (see screenshot below). The options are: 1. create a post now but show it to others after a set time. 2. stop receiving reflections after a set time (as the post creator, you can reflect the post anytime) 3. do not show reflections to users until they reflect the post (as the post creator, you can always see reflections on it). You may apply one or multiple of these options to your post.
Here is the submitted post view in this article.
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