Forums Available in Malone Xpress

Dear Students, Faculty, & Staff:

There are several forums which are available within the XPress web page. This message contains a brief run down of what they are and who can access them.

What are Xpress forums?
Forums in the XPress system are threaded discussion groups. When you view a forum in XPress, it will show the recent activity in the forum, usually the five or six most recent posts. Clicking the forum label in the blue bar will take you into forum where you can view “Topic” categories and subscribe to the forums. Sign into Malone Xpress to look at the forums.

I am not in XPress everyday? How can I check for new content in the forums?
You can subscribe to the different forums in Xpress via email. Use the “Subscribe” button to subscribe to the topic areas in which you are interested or subscribe to the whole forum. You can subscribe to forums via email.

We encourage you all to go and check out the forums and utilize them for your own purposes. If you have questions about using forums or are interested in having a topic category created in any of the fourms to which you have access, please contact the Help Desk. We can be reached via email at helpdesk AT malone DOT edu , via the web at http://www.malone.edu/helpdesk or by phone at 330.471.8428.

Below is a description of each forum and its target audience.

Home Tab Forum
Where is it? On the home tab, which is the first page you see when you sign into the XPress page, is the Home Forum.
Who can see it? Who can post? Students, Faculty, and Staff can view and are encouraged to post items to these forums.
What is it for? This forum currently has two “Topic” categories. The first is the Lenten Readings which Campus Ministries has started. The second is an “Open Discussion” topic which can be used for general conversation.
Why you should check it out? We’ve just posted the video recording of the MidEast forum from March 1st to the “Open Discussions” topic. Also the Lenten readings are a great way for the Malone community to come together.

Faculty Forum
Where is it? On the “faculty” tab the second portlet in the center column is the “forums” portlet. (A portlet is a box or function within Xpress).
Who can see it? Who can post? This forum is available ONLY to faculty.
What is it for? This forum currently has two “Topic” categories. The first is the “Academic Governance and Curriculum Review Proposal” topic. The second is an “Open Discussion” topic which can be used for general conversation.
Why you should check it out? Discussions have taken place, in faculty development sessions and in other circles, about ways in which we can share “best practices” or materials which are of common interest to faculty.

Staff Forum
Where is it? On the “staff” tab the second portlet in the center column is the “forums” portlet. (A portlet is a box or function within Xpress).
Who can see it? Who can post? This forum is available only to Staff.
What is it for? This forum currently has only one “Topic” category which is “Open Discussion”.
Why you should check it out? This is a place for staff to share content or continue discussion with one another.

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