Welcome to the University of Phoenix. As an online UOP student you will be spending a lot of time navigating the forums and using it to communicate with your instructor and fellow classmates. This manual is for incoming students who need to get familiar with the UOP forums, and it concentrates on the forums and the links within the forum page. Online learning is a new experience for many incoming students and we wish to make the transition as smooth as possible, so this manual will give detailed descriptions of everything within the forums and serve as a reference guide. This guide breaks down the forum into four sections, the forum navigation section, the discussion forum window, the forum information and preferences, and the useful links. Once again we welcome you to University of Phoenix and wish you success in all your endeavors.