Welcome to Learn Squared

(Andrew Hawryluk) #1

Hey there,

Thanks so much for signing up for Learn Squared – welcome to the students-only community!

To access this section of the site, you’ll need to be logged in to your Learn Squared account. The same login you use to access course content will grant you access to these forums.

We’d like to get you up and running in our community as soon as possible, so to help you along, here’s a nifty little guide to get you familiarized with how this community works.


To read more, just keep scrolling down!

As new replies or new topics arrive, they will appear automatically – no need to refresh the page.


  • For search, your user page, or the menu, use the icon buttons at upper right.

  • Selecting a topic title will always take you to the next unread reply in the topic. To enter at the top or bottom, select the reply count or last reply date instead.

  • While reading a topic, select the progress bar at the bottom right for full navigation controls. Quickly jump back to the top by selecting the topic title. Press ? for a list of super-speedy keyboard shortcuts.


  • To reply to the topic in general, use at the very bottom of the topic.

  • To reply to a specific person, use on their post.

  • To reply with a new topic, use to the right of the post. Both old and new topics will be automatically linked together.

To insert a quote, select the text you wish to quote, then press any Reply button. Repeat for multiple quotes!

To notify someone about your reply, mention their name. Type @ to begin selecting a username.

To use standard Emoji, just type : to match by name, or use the traditional smileys ;)

To generate a summary for a link, paste it on a line by itself:


There are action buttons at the bottom of each post:

To let someone know that you enjoyed and appreciated their post, use the like button. Share the love!

If you see a problem with someone’s post, privately let them, or our staff, know about it with the flag button. You can also share a link to a post, or bookmark it for later reference on your user page.


When someone replies to you, quotes your post, or mentions your @username, a number will immediately appear at the top right of the page. Use it to access your notifications.

Don’t worry about missing a reply – you’ll be emailed any notifications that arrive when you are away.

Your Preferences

  • All topics less than two days old are considered new.

  • Any topic you’ve actively participated in (by creating, replying, or reading for an extended period) will be automatically tracked.

You will see the blue new and unread number indicators next to these topics:

You can change your notifications for any topic via the notification control at the bottom of the topic.

You can also set notification state per category, if you want to watch every new topic in a specific category.

To change any of these settings, see your user preferences.

##Go on and get get posting!

If you’re looking for an easy place to make your first post, head on over to our Introduce Yourself thread!

Finally, it should be noted that we believe in civilized community behavior at all times. We’re fortunate enough to have students from all over the world on Learn Squared, which also means many unique perspectives and cultures. Please be aware of this and think twice before posting something which might be misinterpreted.

Enjoy your stay!

(Andrew Hawryluk) #2

(Andrew Hawryluk) #3