Online Course & Discussion Boards

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Author. Title. Title of container, other contributors, version, number, publisher, publication date, location. Supplemental element.Formatting entries for online course pages, lectures, and discussion posts should follow similar formatting that you will find for other online sources in the 9th edition of MLA. Provide as much information as you can based on an online resource example. Since the information is accessed directly online, you will likely need just one container system.

If you are citing a lecture and it has a specific title, list that in the place of the generic title below. If you are citing a lecture that you listened to or watched online, include a time stamp of the quotation in the text of your essay in the in-text citation.

Course Page

Sands, Crystal. "English 101: English Composition." Excelsior College, 2016, mycourses.excelsior.edu.

Elements
Elements used in this citation example are author, title, publisher, publication date, and location.

Discussion Post

Brunell, David. "Re: Armstrong Article." Reflections on Assignment 1, Excelsior College, 2013, mycourses.excelsior.edu.

Elements
Elements used in this citation example are author, title, title of container, publisher, publication date, and location.

Lecture

Galvez, Lourdes. Lecture on cybersecurity. Blackboard, Online U, 9 Dec. 2020, blackboard.online.edu. Video recording.

Elements
Elements used in this citation example are author, title (description), title of container, publisher, publication date, location, and supplemental element.

Slides

“Slides 040416.” Goals of Academic Writing, taught by Sunil Gupta. Canvas. Excelsior U, 4 Apr. 2016, excelsior.instructure.com/courses/28587/files/14661915.

Elements
Elements used in this citation example are title (description), supplemental element, title of container, publisher, publication date, and location.
Two speaking bubbles in a computer screen that say "..."Formatting entries for online course pages and discussion posts should follow similar formatting you will find for other online sources in the 8th edition of MLA. Provide as much information as you can based on an online resource example. Since the information is accessed directly online, you will likely need just one container system.

Course Page

Sands, Crystal. "English 101: English Composition." Excelsior College, 2016, mycourses.excelsior.edu.

Discussion Post

Brunell, David. "Re: Armstrong Article." Reflections on Assignment 1, Excelsior College, 2013, mycourses.excelsior.edu.

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