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General Information

Overview

MessageBoard allows instructors and authorized assistants to create web-based forums to facilitate collaboration and communication in classes, research groups and more.

Ask your instructor to post a message board

If you think a message board would be helpful in your class and you'd like to ask your instructor to build one, download, print, sign, and give this short letter to your instructor.

image of MessageBoard request letter to instructors

Download the message board request letter (pdf, 160 KB)

The message board request letter tells your instructor:

  • Why a message board is helpful
  • How to get started quickly and easily
  • Where to find a step-by-step guide online
  • How to contact EEE support staff for assistance

Using MessageBoard

Access MessageBoard

Access MessageBoard from MyEEE:

  1. Sign in to EEE and go to your MyEEE page.
  2. Click MessageBoard by the appropriate class.
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You should now be in MessageBoard.

Access MessageBoard from Toolbox:

  1. Sign in to EEE.
  2. Click Toolbox.
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  3. Click MessageBoard.
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You should now be in MessageBoard.

Post a message

Post a message:

  1. Open the message board and forum in which you wish to post your message.
  2. Press Post New Message.
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  3. Enter in body text.
  4. Press Preview ».
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  5. Press Post New Message.
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Your post should now be created.

Edit a post

You may edit your own post for up to 15 minutes after you first post it. After that, the post is locked and cannot be edited.

Please note that posts submitted for moderation cannot be edited.

Editing a post:

  1. Find the post you wish to edit.
  2. Click Edit my post.
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  3. Edit your post's title, content, and settings as needed.
  4. Press Preview ».
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  5. Press Save Changes.
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Your post should now be edited.

Post a reply to an earlier message

Post reply to an earlier message:

  1. Open the message board and forum in which you wish to post your message.
  2. Click to view the post you want to rely to.
  3. Click Post a Reply.
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  4. Enter a title and body text.
  5. Press Preview ».
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  6. Press Post New Message.
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Your post should now be created.

Post a file in a message

Post a file in a message:

  1. Press Post a Reply.
    image of post reply button
  2. Click File Uploads & Settings.
    image of file uploads and settings link
  3. Press Browse and locate the file.
    image of browse button
  4. Press Preview ».
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  5. Press Post New Message.
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You should have successfully posted a file.

Post anonymously

In order to post anonymously, the forum must be set to allow anonymous posting by your instructor. If you wish to post anonymously, but you cannot, contact your instructor.

Post anonymously:

  1. Post a new message or a reply to an earlier message.
  2. Check Anonymous.
  3. Press Preview ».
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  4. Press Post New Message.
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You should now have posted anonymously.

Post as hidden

You can post as hidden only on forums that are configured to allow hidden posting. If you wish to post as a hidden user but you cannot, please contact your instructor or the message board administrator.

Post as hidden:

  1. Post a new message or a reply to an earlier message.
  2. Check Anonymous.
  3. Press Preview ».
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  4. Press Post New Message.
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You should now have posted as a hidden user.

View your own posts

You may want to view only the posts you have made on a board. You may also want to see the status of your own posts in a forum with moderation enabled.

View your own posts:

  1. Go to the thread with the posts you wish to see.
  2. Find a post you have made within this thread.
  3. Underneath the title of the post, click your name.
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You should now see only your posts on that board.

Subscribe to a board, forum or thread

There are three different options when subscribing to a board, forum, or thread, you can receive email notifications every time a post is made, you can receive a daily digest at the end of the day, or you can receive no email notifications. You can edit subscription email options at any time. There are two different ways to go about subscribing to a thread.

Subscribe to a board, forum, or thread:

  1. Open the appropriate board, forum, or thread.
  2. Press Enable next to Email me updates in the upper-right.
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You should now be subscribed to the board, forum, or thread.

Subscribe to a thread while posting:

  1. Press Post New Message.
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  2. Enter in a title and body text.
  3. Check the "Send me an email when other people post to this thread" box.
  4. Press Preview ».
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  5. Press Post New Message.
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You should now be successfully subscribed to the thread.

Unsubscribe from a board, forum, or thread

Unsubscribe from a board, forum, or thread:

  1. Open the appropriate board, forum, or thread.
  2. Press Disable next to Email me updates in the upper-right.
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You should now be unsubscribed from the board, forum, or thread.

Edit subscription email options

Edit subscription email options:

  1. Press Manage next to Email me updates in the upper-right.
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  2. Press Email Options.
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  3. Select one of the following:
    • No emails - do not send me any email when posts are made to my subscriptions
    • Digest email - send me a single email daily containing all posts made to my subscriptions (emails sent around 5am)
    • Email per post - send me an email whenever a post is made to my subscriptions
  4. Press Save Changes.
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Your email options should now be changed.

View all posts in a forum

  1. Navigate to the desired forum.
  2. Click Expanded.
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You should now be viewing all posts in the forum

Troubleshooting

Why am I missing classes?

There are several reasons why classes may be missing. Some of the most common causes are listed below.

Common causes for missing classes:

  • You may be viewing a different quarter on EEE — Switch Quarters
  • Students: You may not be officially enrolled in the class — Student Access
  • Assistants: Your instructor may not have added you in Assistants — Learn More
  • Instructors: Your Department Scheduler may have not added you to the Registrar's Electronic Schedule of Classes (eSOC)

Use the Missing Classes look-up tool to check your status and receive trouble-shooting help.