- About the Discussion Forum
- Navigating to the Discussion Forum
- Posting in the Discussion Forum
- Commenting on a Discussion
- How to Find Posts You've Started in the Discussion Forum
- How to Bookmark Posts in the Discussion Forum
- Searching the Discussion Forum Through All Categories
- Discussion Forum Notifications
The alumni.harvard community discussion forum serves as a locale for alumni to communicate about a variety of topics. To join a discussion thread or start a new discussion thread, visit the Discussion Forum section of the alumni.harvard community.
Log in to the Discussion Forum on the alumni.harvard community using your HarvardKey. Visit this page for instructions on how to claim your HarvardKey, if you haven't already, or visit this page for instructions on how to retrieve your HarvardKey login name or password.
Once logged in, you can access the Discussion Forum by clicking the "Discussion Forums" link in the left hand navigation. This will bring you to a list of recent posts, where you can scroll through the most recent postings or start your own.
Once you have logged in to Alumni.Harvard and located the Discussion Group forum (for instructions on how to do that, see Navigating to the Discusson Forum), you should see the "Discussion Forum - Recent Activity" heading. Click the button below that heading that says "Start a Discussion" to begin a new thread.
Choose a category for your discussion from the dropdown menu, then enter a title for your discussion. After entering your content, click "Preview" to see how the post will look, then click "Post Discussion" to post your thread to the discussion forum.
You can comment on a discussion by adding your thoughts in the text box below the original content. If desired, you can also opt to be emailed when someone else comments on the discussion by checking the appropriate box. When you are finished commenting, you can "Preview" your comment or "Post Comment."
To view a list of your postings, click on "Discussion Forums" in the left hand navigation, then click on "My Discussions" in the dropdown list that appears. This will take you to a list of the discussions you've started, but not the ones you've commented on.
To bookmark a discussion group post for later reference, simply click on the star in the right hand corner of the post. The star will turn blue to indicate that the post has been bookmarked. To later access your bookmarked posts, click on "Discussion Forums" in the left hand navigation, then on "My Bookmarks" in the dropdown menu that appears below.
To search through the different discussion group categories, click on "Discussion Forums" in the left hand navigation, then on "All Categories" in the dropdown menu that appears. Click on any of the headings to be taken to that category, or on the plus sign next to the heading to see any subcategories. To return to previous subcategories, categories, or All Categories, either use the back button on your browser or click on the name of the (sub)category in the breadcrumbs at the top of the page.
To stay up to date with your favorite discussions, click on "Discussion Forums" in the left hand navigation, then on "Notifications" in the dropdown menu that appears. You can opt either to "Email me when others comment in a discussion I started or commented on," "Email me when others comment in my bookmarked discussions," or both. Remember to click "Save" to save your preferences.
Still need help? Contact the HAA Help Desk for assistance.