Discussions: Editing and Deleting

How to Edit an Existing Discussion

  1. On the navbar, click Communication then Discussions.
  2. On the Discussions List page, click the drop-down menu next to the forum or topic title.
  3. Select Edit Forum (or Edit Topic).
  4. On the Properties tab, add or edit the discussion Title and/or Description.
  5. Click Save and Close.

The image below illustrates steps 2 and 3 for an example discussion topic.

Screenshot of dropdown menu to edit discussion

Setting Dates for Discussions

Discussions have two types of options for date restrictions: availability and locking. 

  • Availability start and end dates affect students' ability to see the discussion. 
  • Locking start and end dates restrict students from adding threads or replies to a discussion, but they don't affect students' ability to view the discussion.

You can add start and end dates to discussion forums or topics. If you add date restrictions to a forum, they will be applied to all of the topics within that forum.

Add Locking Date Restrictions to a Discussion

  1. Click Discussions in your course navigation bar. The Discussions List page will open.
  2. Click the dropdown arrow next to the forum or topic to which you would like to add date restrictions, then select Edit Forum or Edit Topic, depending on which one you are editing. A page with settings options will open with the Properties tab displayed.
  3. Select the Unlock topic for a specific date range option.
  4. Add your date restrictions:
    • To add a start date, select the Has Start Date checkbox, then enter a start date and time for your discussion.
    • To add an end date, select the Has End Date checkbox, then enter an end date and time for your discussion.
  5. Select the Display in Calendar checkbox if you'd like your start and/or end dates to be displayed in your course calendar.
  6. Click the Save and Close button at the bottom of the page.

How to Delete an Existing Discussion

  1. On the navbar, click Communication then Discussions.
  2. On the Discussions List page, click the drop-down menu next to the forum or topic you wish to delete.
  3. Select Delete.
  4. Click Yes to confirm.

Details

Article ID: 58580
Created
Mon 7/30/18 4:13 PM
Modified
Fri 5/17/19 2:26 PM