Apply 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.)

Restrictions Tab

Visibility

Students will not be able to see the discussion topic if the Hide from Users is checked, so if you want it to be visible make sure it is not checked.

Indicates Hide from Users checkbox

The availability of discussion forums and topics can also be limited by date (availability simply determines when the discussion topic will be available for students).

Topic availability options

Locking Options

The discussion may be locked so that students cannot post or edit, even if the forum or topic is available.
Options include:

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

Topic locking options

NOTE: A topic cannot have an unlocked date that is later than the unlocked date set for the forum.

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.