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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.) Re...
Calculation Methods for Assessing Individual Discussion Posts
You can evaluate individual posts and have D2L calculate a topic score for each student, or you can directly score each student. If you choose to assess individual posts, you can specify how the system calculates each overall topic score in the Post...
Create a Discussion Forum
A discussion forum is a container for discussion topics, where the actual discussion takes place. You cannot create a discussion topic without a forum to put the topic in. You can, however, put all discussion topics into one forum and label it "...
Configure a Discussion Topic for Assessment
On the Discussions List page, click Edit Topic from the context menu of the topic you want to configure. Click the Assessment tab. If you want to link a topic score to a grade item, select your Grade Item from the drop-down list, or clic...
Copy a Discussion Forum, Topic, Thread, or Post
Click Collaboration on the navbar and choose Discussions. Click on the More Actions button and choose Copy .  Choose whether you want to copy a forum or topic. Choose the forum or topic that you want to copy. Enter a new title for...
Create a Discussion Topic
Discussion topics are available for students to post threads and reply to one another. All discussion topics must be located in a discussion forum. To Create a Discussion Topic: Click on Collaboration on the navbar and choose Discussions. Cl...
Delete Discussion Forums, Topics, Threads, and Posts
Click Collaboration on the navbar and choose Discussions . To Delete a Forum: Click on the arrow next to the name of the forum you want to delete. Choose Delete . NOTE:  CAUTION! Deleting a Forum will delete all the topics within. ...
Grade a Discussion
To set a discussion up so it can be graded, see Configure a Discussion Topic for Assessment . To grade a discussion with a rubric, see Grade a Discussion with a Rubric . Grade All Posts in a Topic Click the arrow next to the topic name. A li...
Move Discussion Threads and Replies
Discussion threads and posts can be moved to topics other than the original topic they are posted to. If you think a thread or post belongs in a different topic, you can move it by copying it and choosing the option to delete the original thread or ...
Receive Discussion Post Alerts By Subscribing to a Discussion
You can subscribe to a forum, a discussion topic or an individual thread.  Subscribing to a Discussion Forum or Topic Click the   Collaboration  menu in the navbar, then choose Discussions . On the Discussions List ...
Restore a Deleted Discussion Topic
On the Discussions List  page, click Settings . Under the Personal Settings section, check the box next to Display deleted posts . Click Save to return to the Discussions List page. Click the More Actions butt...
Create Private Discussions for Student Journaling
Creating private groups with restricted discussion areas can provide students an outlet for writing reflective journals. To Create a Private Group: Click on Collaboration on the navbar and choose Groups . Click on the New Category butto...
Use Quick Eval for Assessment
Quick Eval lets you see a list of certain ungraded student submissions from all your courses. Submissions from Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions are displayed in one place to improve efficiency evaluating and providing feedback on all student wo...