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Desire2Learn 9.0

Discussions: Modifying Forums & Topics

Once your forum and topic have been established, you can modify the settings to meet your individual needs.

return to topModifying the Order of Forums or Topics

The order of your forums and topics is important. Poor organization can make it hard to find what you need. Here are a few ways to order forums and topic:

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

  2. Click REORDERReorder button
    The Reorder pane appears.
    NOTE: The numbers in the Sort Order column designate the order of the corresponding forum/topic.
    Reorder pane

  3. Use the Sort Order pull-down menus to change the numbers for the forums or topics you wish to reorder
    EXAMPLE: To make Old Technology appear second to Online Blogging, from the pull-down menu for Old Technology, select 2, and from the pull-down menu for Online Blogging select 1.
    Reorder pane

  4. Click SAVE
    The order of the forum(s) or topic(s) is modified.

return to topRemoving Forums or Topics

A forum or topic can be removed at any time.

WARNING: When you remove a forum, all corresponding topics and messages are also removed and cannot be recovered.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click DISCUSSIONS
    The Forms & Topics List pane appears.

  2. Click DELETEDelete button
    The Delete pane appears.
    Delete  pane

  3. Select the forum(s) or topic(s) you wish to remove
    NOTE: A checkmark appears when a forum or topic is selected.

  4. Click DELETE SELECTED
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  5. Click YES
    The forum(s) or topic(s) are removed.

return to topModifying Forum/Topic Names and Descriptions

After the forum or topic is created, you may want to change its name and/or description.

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

  2. For the topic or forum you want to change, click EDITEdit button
    The Edit pane appears.
    Edit pane

  3. From the Properties tab, in the Title text box, type the new name for the forum or topic

  4. Make any desired changes to Description, Availability, and Locking Options
    NOTE: For more information on these settings, refer to Setting Up Discussions.

  5. Click SAVE
    The forum or topic is updated.

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