Editing existing Forums and Topics

Editing a Forum or Topic You can make changes to Forums or Topics that you have created any time you like.  The More Actions menu The More Actions button contains links that enable you to Copy, Reorder or Restore Forums & Topics. Copying a Forum or Topic Copying a forum or topic creates a new forum or topic with the same properties […]

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Creating Discussions

As an instructor, you can create forums and topics for your courses from within the Discussion Tool. Brightspace Discussions tool can be used to create community in a course, for group assignments such as recorded presentations, and for individual journals, among other uses. Important Terms Forums (required) ‘Containers’ that house one or more discussion Topics. They […]

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Course Builder

Course Builder enables you to interact with your course materials, learning activities and assessments in one area so you can visualize and review your entire course at once.  Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating existing courses, Course Builder is an excellent tool for planning and organizing course materials. Due to its Drag and Drop […]

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Availability and Release Conditions

Availability and Release Options may be found throughout the course development toolset in D2L including Quizzes, Assignments, Surveys, Grades, and News. You may use Availability options to manage the release of content to users. You can put release conditions on the following items: Release conditions allow you to create a custom learning path through the materials in your course. […]

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Navigating and Posting in Discussions

Finding New Messages In the Discussions Tool On your Course Home page, click Communications > Discussions. The number of unread messages appears in brackets beside the total number of posts for each topic. At the top of the list under Filter by, click Unread. To return to viewing all topics (read or unread) click on Unread again. […]

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Structure of the Discussions Tool

The Discussions tool is a collaboration area for instructors, teaching assistants and students. Students can post, read, and reply to messages on different topics, share thoughts about course materials, ask questions, share files, or work with peers on assignments and homework. Discussions Terminology DISCUSSIONS TERMINOLOGY Forums Forums are used to group discussion topics. Topics Topics […]

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