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Apply Discussion Forum and Topic Restrictions
Forums We recommend that you do not apply any of these restrictions at the forum level and instead limit your restrictions to discussion topics. Contact the  LSC-Online  representative on your campus for help with these settings. (See&...
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 Discussion Forums and Topics
In D2L, discussions are a common tool used for students to engage in asynchronous communication. Discussions allow students to respond to instructor prompts and to each other's responses as they have the opportunity. The discussion tool is divi...
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...
 Configure a Discussion Topic for Assessment
Show Video Walkthrough 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 f...
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...
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 . 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 . Show Video Walkthrough Grade All Posts in a Topic Click the arrow...
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...
Set Release Conditions for a Discussion Forum or Topic
Release conditions allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your course. These conditions allow you to associate the ability to see a discussion with other actions in D2L. For example, you can require that students meet so...
Use Quick Eval for Assessment
Quick Eval lets you see a list of select 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 wor...