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Post with Kindness

Participation on this website, including cohort engagement forums, is an agreement to follow our "post with kindness" guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a response deemed appropriate by your direct supervisor.

Introduce yourself

This is a community and this will help create a positive educational environment.


Ask questions

If you find something confusing or want to know more, do not hesitate to ask questions. Make sure to post your questions in the appropriate thread.



Do not hide in the background; it is not fair to lurk and let others do all the work. Contribute to discussions to get as much as possible from the forums.


Do not dominate a discussion

Share your knowledge, but not to the point of excluding others. If you have something to offer, please share it, but allow everyone to contribute equally to a discussion.


Be tactful

Be critical of ideas but remember there are other people involved. Be tactful and kind. You can hurt the feelings of a person reading your post.


Forgive other’s mistakes

Do not correct others, even if you follow the rules of etiquette and use good manners. Just because you do not agree with a post does not mean that they are wrong. Instead, offer a different perspective to encourage further discussion.


Read the whole thread before posting

Read all the posts in a thread before responding so you don’t repeat what others have already said. Try to contribute clarifying information or a new idea to a discussion.


Reread and check your posts

Practice professionalism. Be mindful of how you look online; others will likely judge the tone and quality of your writing. Reread your posts and edit for clarity and mechanics.


Cite your sources

If you use a source, cite it properly. Give credit where credit is due. Include links where appropriate.

Maintain confidentiality.


Respect your colleagues privacy

Do not repeat the personal information that others share.


Report technical problems

If the platform is not working properly, use the contact link in the footer to reach out to administrator. These boards are not monitored

Utilize common sense etiquette

  • No spam

  • No offensive posts, links or images

  • Remain respectful of other members at all times. You have a right to disagree with your colleagues and to explain your perspective. However, you do not have the right to attack, degrade, insult or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community


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