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Using the public LibGuides discussion board
The public system discussion board is a great way to interact with your patrons. Your public discussion board is available via your LibGuides homepage or by adding /discussions.php to your LibGuides domain name. For example: https://library.libguides.com/discussions.php.
Once on the board, any users that have logged into their account (LibGuides account holders and Patron accounts) can:
- Create new discussions from the Add New Discussion panel.
- Reply to existing posts.
- Search for posts by title in the Search Titles box.
- Filter the posts by tags.
- Manage their account or logout from the Manage Account and Logout links in the bottom right corner.
Who can use the public system discussion board?
|User level||View/Create Discussions?||Delete Discussions?||Manage Tags?|
|Admin||Yes||Yes, from any user||Yes|
|Regular||Yes||Yes, but only the ones they created||No|
|Editor/Contributor||Yes||Yes, but only the ones they created||No|
|Patron||Yes||Yes, but only the ones they created||No|
|No account||View only||n/a||n/a|