How to Login, Post Replies and Update Profile on the SHF/Two-Dogs Message Board
Updated 11/13/2008 – John Lortz (email@example.com) & Susan Leavitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to Login
The next time you go to the message board you may need to log in. To do this, click on the
You will then be asked to enter your Login Name and Password as shown in this screen shot.
Enter your Login Name and Password and click the Login button.
box. If you
on a lab
you want to
be sure this
so that you
ly log out when you close a session.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are using a server computer that is running the Unix Operating
System. Unix is a case sensitive operating system. Meaning that is will see sleavitt and
Sleavitt at two different people so you must watch capitalization.
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After you login your login name will appear on the page as shown on the screen shot on the
next page. If you are using your own computer and don’t click the log out link, also shown on
the next page, when you are finished, you will automatically be logged in the next time you
come to the message board even if you restart the computer. However, if you are using a lab
computer and forget to log out, if some else uses that computer to post a reply they could be
replying as you. The Remember Me: checkbox on the login screen on the previous page will
has been added as a new feature to prevent this from happening. Make sure the check box is
cleared so that you are logged out after each session if you are working on a lab computer.
The Two-Dogs Board is organized into different area. At the time of this writing, there are two
BIS 101 Introduction to Computer - Fall 2006
BIS 220 Advanced Business Applications – Fall 2006
The College of Saint Mary student areas will be named with the Course Number and
Semester and Year.
Your name will be here after you log in. Be sure to
click the log out link when you are finished.
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As shown in this screen shot, click on the BIS 101 and BIS 104 - Fall 2005, or the BIS220
Fall 2005 title, depending upon the class you are in.
These two areas, pointed out, tell you what page you are on. Notice we started on the Two-Dogs/SHF
Message Board page and we are currently on the BIS 101 and BIS 104 Fall 2004 class page.
First Topic for your class
On the new page that appears, you will see a list of various topics for your class.
Click on the link for 01 – Introductions and What Do You Hope to Learn About
This is the first topic page. The first posting will be posted by an instructor and will be a
description of the topic you will discuss with other students. Read through the description and
the directions and think about what you want to post to this discussion.
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Posting Your Response
are ready to
click the Post
at the top of
The Post A Reply
page will appear.
Notice in this
example the thumbs
up Message Icon is
A reply has been
typed into the
Message text box
and at the end of the
message, the first
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When you are finished
with your reply, scroll
down the page and click
the Add Reply button as
shown on the next page.
After you have clicked the Add Reply button, a confirmation message will appear briefly, and
you will then be returned to the topic page. Scroll down the page and you should be able to
see your message.
Notice the thumbs up Message Icon and smiley Graemlin that were selected in the example
on the previous page.
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Above each message
posted, you will see five
The last two buttons are probably the ones you will use the most.
You can only use the Edit button on your own postings, however, when you click
the Edit button you will be allowed to edit your own message such as correcting
spelling or grammar errors.
Replying to What Someone has posted.
After you have posted your thoughts on the topic, read through what other students
have posted to the topic. You are then to reply to two other student’s postings.
The quote button will allow you to put a message in quotes in a reply to
Click the quote button above the posting you wish to reply to and a Post Reply page
Click the mouse in
front of the
press the Enter
key. Then begin to
type your reply
above the quote.
You can select a
Message Icon and
also include Instant
Graemlins just like
when you posted
your response to
When you are
finished, click the
Add Reply button.
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Something new has been added to the bottom of the topic page, the Quick Reply area.
You can use this to quickly post your response to the topic rather than clicking the Post
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If you cannot find your posting, it may be on another page. After there are so many
postings, the message board software will automatically create another page. Notice
the Next link as pointed out in the screen shot. Clicking on this will take you to the next
page of postings.
How to Update Your Profile
On most of the pages in the Two-Dogs Message Board area, you will find a link at the top
labeled my profile.
click on the
my profile link
on the screen
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There is a View/Update Profile link.
If you click on the View/Update
Profile link, you will be taken to a
page where you can view and
update your information.
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