Modifying the Availability of Discussion Board Threads
When a discussion board thread is created, it is automatically assigned a Published status. The thread status can be changed or locked to keep students focused on relevant discussions. Thread status is shown and changed in List View.
- Access the discussion board forum.
- In List View, select the checkbox next to each thread requiring a change of status.
- Click the Thread Actions drop-down menu and choose a new status for the selected thread or threads.
- The new discussion thread status will appear in the Status column.
The table below describes the goals for threads, and which status to select to accomplish the goal.
|Goal for Thread||Status|
|Make the thread available to all users.||Select Publish|
|Allow users to read the thread, but not edit or add to it. Locking a thread allows grades to be assigned without users updating or changing posts.||Select Lock|
|Change the status of the thread to re-open the thread to editing.||Select Unlock|
|Hide the thread from immediate view, but still allow users the option of reading the threads.||Select Hide|
|Hide thread from view of all users except forum managers.||Select Make Unavailable|