If your text is not looking the way you want it to, or if your DB forum isn't showing up for your students, the problem may be with funky formatting copied and pasted into your text box from Word, Word for Mac or another word processing tool.
To avoid this, copy your text first into Notepad (PC), TextEdit (Mac) or any other text editing software. Then save the document as a .txt file. This should remove most formatting problems as it will not save any of the html coding that other word processors have running behind the scenes. Last you can copy and paste the TEXT ONLY into the text box field. Once saved, your content item should be displaying and working properly.