How to post a new discussion topic:
Warning: When a discussion is
moderated, students cannot read new
posts until they have been approved
by the moderator. Refer to the section
Moderation in this chapter for more
5. Choose whether replies will be
anonymous or attributed. If yes is
selected for anonymous reply, only the
instructor will be able to see the user
information of the person who made a
6. Click submit to add the new topic to the
class discussion board. The discussion
will not accept student posts until the
Once the start date of the topic has been reached, students can log in, view the topic,
and begin discussion by posts to the discussion board.
Discussion Page Overview
The discussion page lists all discussion topics for a class. From this page the user has
a quick overview of all the discussions that are ongoing or previously active in the
The status column displays if a topic is active or inactive. Active discussions still allow
student posting. Inactive topics do not allow any student posts to be made unless the
instructor reactivates the topic.
The replies column shows the total number of replies to a topic.
The new column shows how many replies, if any, have been posted since the user last
viewed the discussion topic
If the user has selected a moderator for a topic, the pending column shows how many
replies need to be moderated. Refer to the Moderation section in this chapter for more
information on moderating a discussion topic.
The last reply column shows when the last reply was posted in a topic.
The moderator column displays the moderator for the topic, if any. If no moderator
has been selected, none is displayed in this column.
Chapter 7: Discussion Boards
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