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Desire2Learn 9.0

Discussions: Working with Message Flags

Flagging messages sets them apart from other messages in a discussion. Flags serve as reminders or to signify a message's importance. Flags are a personal setting; only the person flagging the message sees it as flagged.

return to topFlagging Messages

Flagging discussion messages only takes a few clicks.

Flagging Messages: Toolbar Option

  1. From the Course Home page, click DISCUSSIONS
    The Forums & Topics List pane appears.

  2. From the list, click the topic you wish to view
    The Discussion Topic pane appears with all messages posted within that topic shown.
    Discussion Topic pane

  3. Next to the message you want to flag, click FLAGFlag button
    The flag turns red; the message is now flagged.

Flagging Messages: Preview Pane Option

  1. From the Course Home page, click DISCUSSIONS
    The Forums & Topics List pane appears.

  2. From the list, click the topic you wish to view
    The Discussion Topic pane appears with all messages posted within that topic shown.
    Discussion Topic pane

  3. Click the subject of the message you wish to view

  4. In the Preview pane, to the left of the message subject, click FLAGFlag button
    NOTE: The flag turns red; the selected message is now flagged.

return to topRemoving Flags

If you have flagged a message that is no longer important, the flag can easily be removed.

Removing a Flag: Toolbar Option

  1. From the Course Home page, click DISCUSSIONS
    The Forums & Topics List pane appears.

  2. From the list, click the topic you wish to view
    The Discussion Topic pane appears with all messages posted within that topic shown.
    Discussion Topic pane

  3. Next to the message you want to unflag, click UNFLAGRemove Flag button
    The flag turns white; the flag is removed.

 

Removing a Flag: Preview Pane Option

  1. From the Course Home page, click DISCUSSIONS
    The Forums & Topics List pane appears.

  2. From the list, click the topic you wish to view
    The Discussion Topic pane appears with all messages posted within that topic shown.
    Discussion topic pane

  3. Click the message you wish to view

  4. In the Preview pane, to the left of the message subject, click UNFLAGRemove Flag button
    NOTE: The flag turns white; the flag is removed.

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