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Discussion Boards

From Wikipedia: A discussion board is an online discussion site. It originated as the modern equivalent of a traditional bulletin board, and a technological evolution of the dialup bulletin board system. From a technological standpoint, forums or boards are web applications managing user-generated content.

The "closest resource" doctrine applies in establishing a discussion board:

1. Student Affairs Resources

Discussion forum functionality is available on the Division of Student Affairs website through our Community Server software. The discussion boards themselves are hosted in a separate section of the site, but a summary of recent activity can be embedded in an individual site, as well.

Note: We are currently trying to eliminate our use of Community Server on the site due to increased licensing costs. It will remain available while an alternative is being examined.

2. University Resources

forum.case.edu provides discussion board functionality for anyone with a Case ID and password. It is possible to establish private boards, if necessary, but most are open. Because anonymous posting is permitted, many times the discussion is dominated by unrelated conversations.

Due to uncertain institutional resources to support this service, we are not currently supporting its use.

3. Partner Resources

Not available.

4. Other Resources

Not required or permitted.