Populi Discussion Boards
Almost every class you take will have at least one discussion board assignment. You will be asked to make a first post by mid-week at the latest (Wednesday), and respond to two of your classmate's posts.
Populi offers general instructions on accessing and posting to discussion boards: https://support.populiweb.com/hc/en-us/articles/223792547-Discussions
Tip 1: Post Early
When you and your classmates post early, you have time to engage with each other and what you are sharing throughout the week. This makes for livelier discussions, and gives your instructor time to interject feedback.
Tip 2: Use Populi's formatting mark up
Populi does not allow for html, but uses its own shorthand to insert special symbols and apply formatting options such as bold and italics into your text, so that you can create proper citations, or provide emphasis.
Click the "Formatting Guide"
Located at the bottom left of of the discussion contribution form, to get details on allowed markup.
Emoji's and special symbols:
To use copyright, arrows, or some other symbol, see the full list of populi symbols and emoji here: https://populi.co/emoji/
To post this:
3: insert media and links if they support your post.
Populi will embed specific types of web documents and images via link: such as videos from YouTube; documents from Scribd; images from links ending in .jpg, .pnc, .gif etc.
Here is the Populi help article on formatting markup, and embedding media, which is useable in many populi text entry areas: https://support.populiweb.com/hc/en-us/articles/223792067