Whilst your discussions are mainly managed within the discussion itself, on the Discussions page, you can help students find what they need and keep the area organised.
A link to the Discussion page can be found on the top navigation bar in an Ultra course.
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The Discussions page lists all the discussions in the course. There are some options on this page to help you manage your discussions.
Create a new discussion in the Discussion page. Click the New Discussion button.
You can organise discussions into folders. Click Add Folder.
Name the folder and add a description if needed.
You can then move any discussions into this folder.
Show or hide discussions. You can set the visibility for each discussion. You can’t hide the entire Discussions page.
If you hide all discussions individually, the page appears empty to students.
Please note that an individual discussion will be visible to students or not in both the Course Content or the Discussion page it is not possible to hide it in one place and not the other.
The Discussion page settings cog opens the settings area. The Permissions currently are to allow students to create discussion topics. This is not selected by default, and so all discussions have to be started by instructors.
Tick to allow your students to create discussion topics.
Students will see the option to start a discussion when they view the Discussions tab.
You can manage your own posts as well as other posts in the discussion. Students can do this if allowed in the discussion settings.
Click the more menu to:
- Edit a post
- Delete a post
If you delete the discussion topic and responses and replies exist, everyone is informed about the deletion. The deletion message also appears if students delete discussion topics they created.
Guide last updated on January 9, 2024