Applying Discussion Forum and Topic Restrictions

Forums

Restricting a forum is generally not recommended. Contact the LSC-Online representative on your campus for help with these settings. (See Meet Your LSC-Online Designer/Technologist for contact information.)

Discussion Topics

Restrictions on the Properties Tab

Dates Restrictions are found on the Properties tab. The choices include Visibility options and Locking options.

Availability (Visibility)

The visibility discussion topics may be limited.
Options include:

  • Topic is always visible
  • Hide this topic
  • Topic is visible for a specific date range

Topic availability options

Locking Options

The topic may be locked from posting or editing.  
Options include:

  • Unlock topic
  • Lock topic
  • Unlock topic for a specific date range

Topic locking options

Restrictions on the Restrictions Tab

The Restrictions tab choices include: Release Conditions and Group and Section Restrictions.

Release Conditions

The discussion topics may be released to students based on criteria selected in Release Conditions. Restricting a forum is generally not recommended. Contact the LSC-Online representative on your campus for help with these settings.

Topic release conditions

Group and Section Restrictions

The forum and all topics inside it may be released to students based on the students' groups or sections. Restricting a forum is generally not recommended. Contact the LSC-Online representative on your campus for help with these settings.

Topic group and section restrictions.