How to edit the settings for Discussions
In Discussion settings, it is possible to select the ways in which topics and posts are displayed, in which way you want to value default posts and whether you follow your own threads automatically or not. These settings are about how Discussions are displayed to you personally.
This article will show you:
How to access the Discussion tool
How to navigate
There are two ways you can navigate to the Discussion settings
Navigate to your course and hover over to your User profile
1. Click on your User profile, a drop-down menu will appear
2. Click on Account Settings
This action will open the Account Settings page,
3. Click on the Discussions tab to access the Discussion Settings
Navigate to your Course, in the green navigation bar,
1. Click on Communication, a drop-down menu will appear
2. Click on Discussions
This will redirect you to the Discussions homepage of your course,
- Click on Settings
Discussion settings tab
There are several settings that can be edited
Personal Settings & Grid View Settings
Always show the Discussion List Pane - Selecting this option will pin the Discussions List pane in the View Topic and View Thread pages
Display deleted posts - Selecting this option displays deleted posts when browsing topics
1. Restore Thread - to restore Thread
Grid View - Selecting this option will display the discussion posts in the traditional Grid View, with post subjects displaying in a grid
Reading View - Selecting this option will display the discussion posts in Reading View, where the entire text of a post displays for all posts
Subscription Settings - When creating a new thread, subscribe to the thread by default
Grid View Settings
Here you can select which info is included in the grid:
Grid View Settings only applies when selecting the Grid View as Default Setting and not Reading View!
The default threading style used when accessing topics
Threaded - to see all posts belonging to a thread together
Unthreaded - to see all posts in chronological order
Show the Preview Pane - Selecting this option displays the lower Preview pane in the Grid View. If this option is not selected, clicking on a post in the Grid View will open the post in a pop-up window
Show the Search - Selecting this option displays the Search fields in the Grid View
Post ID - Selecting this option displays the Post ID for posts in the Grid View
Characters Limits - to limit the number of characters in the title of the post
Subject characters to Display - The number of characters of the Subject to display for each post when browsing topics. Must be an integer between 1 and 150.
You know now how to edit your settings for Discussions in Brightspace!
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