Post a Discussion Topic to All Groups

Important Note: Instructors need to use groups within a course in order for this feature to appear. Instructions on creating groups: Creating Groups All posts will appear in one topic thread, however responses can be filtered by groups.  Creating a discussion topic with group threads will allow instructors to associate the topic with a single grade item. Post […]

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June 2nd, 2017

Associating Rubrics

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IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to edit a rubric, you must remove any associations with a Dropbox, quiz, or discussion. Navigate to the quiz or Dropbox folder you wish to associate a rubric, or in the assessment area of a discussion topic. Select the downward facing triangle to display the drop-​​down menu, select the Edit option. Make sure you […]

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Discussions Reporting

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Viewing Discussion Statistics From the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select Discussions. Select the Statistics button. Review the discussions statistics by user or by forums and topics.   Exporting Discussion Statistics From the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select Discussions. Select the Statistics button. Select Export to CSV File. Was […]

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Discussions (Instructional Videos)

Creating Discussions in D2L Time: 1:47 Assessing Discussion Topics in D2L Time: 1:05   Restoring Deleted Discussion Forums and Topics in D2L Time: 0:48 Using the Discussion Thread View in D2L Time: 3:39 Was this Helpful ? yes no

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Grading Discussions

To learn more about assessing discussions in D2L, view the following instructional video: Discussions (Instructional Videos) Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar. Select the Downward-​​Facing Triangle next to the topic name. Select Assess Topic. Select Topic Score under each user’s name. Enter the Topic Score. To send the grade to the gradebook, […]

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Restoring Deleted Discussions

To learn more about restoring discussions in D2L, view the following instructional video: Discussions (Instructional Videos) Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the navigation bar. Select Restore from the More Actions drop-​​down menu. Select Restore next to the forum and/​​or topic you wish to restore. Select Yes to confirm your choice. NOTE: If you are restoring […]

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Changing Discussion View Style

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Instructors and students can change the way messages are displayed in discussion forums and topics by choosing to display messages in either a Grid or Reading Style (default style). Each style presents posts and replies in a distinctly different fashion without affecting the content. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you access a discussion through the content area, the […]

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Deleting Discussions

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Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar. Select the Downward-​​Facing Triangle next to the forum, topic, or thread you wish to delete. Select Delete. Select Yes to confirm your choice. NOTE: Deleting a forum will delete any topics housed in it. Deleting a topic will delete any posts composed in it. Was this Helpful ? […]

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Reordering Discussions

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Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar. From the More Actions drop-​​down menu, select Reorder. Use the Drop-​​Down Menus to reorder the forums and the topics. Select Save. Was this Helpful ? yes no

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Moderating Discussions

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NOTE: This section applies only to those discussion topics that have the option ​“A moderator must approve individual posts before they display in a forum” selected. Select Discussion from the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the navigation bar. Select the Number next to the red alert triangle to view the new posts to be approved. Select the […]

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Creating Discussions

Important Note: Discussions can be accessed from either the Assessments or Communications drop-​​down menu. To learn more about creating discussions in D2L, view the following instructional video: Discussions (Instructional Videos) To Create a Discussion Forum: Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar. Select New Forum from the New drop-​​down menu. Enter a Title for […]

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April 6th, 2016

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