In addition to submitting a variety of homework assignments to your instructor in a timely fashion, you’ll also be expected to participate in the class discussion board/forum. This is where most of the interaction with fellow students and your instructor takes place. Most discussions begin with the instructor posting a topic of interest related to the course subject matter or a particular reading assignment. You’ll be asked to post a comment/point of view relative to the topic, beginning a discussion thread that grows as more comments are posted by more students and the instructor. These discussions are at the heart of most online courses; therefore, your ability to post significant comments can figure heavily into your grade.