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Managing Discussions

You can perform tasks to manage both the discussion board itself and the content within Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> forums <end definition>. and Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> threads <end definition>.. For example, to keep students focused as the term progresses, edit forum settings or organize forums and threads to attract attention again. You can also copy forums to other locations, edit content, and delete unneeded forums or threads.

You can assign forum roles to limit access to a forum or to help with forum administration. For example, to help control the discussion board content that is presented to your students, you can assign a responsible user the role of moderator. You can also enable tagging and attach tags to help students locate important posts. To learn more, see How to Assign Discussion Forum Roles.

Note:  Your school controls whether this tool is available. If this tool is not available, you can contact your school to discuss its status.

Related Tutorials    Searching the Discussion Board and Collecting Posts video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 2m 15s ) |  Tagging Discussion Board Posts video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 2m 42s ) |  Rating Discussion Board Threads video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 2m 15s ) |  Managing Discussion Board Roles video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 3m 10s ) |  Changing Discussion Board Forum Settings video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 1m 51s ) |  Moderating Discussion Board Forums video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 2m 25s )

Next Steps

To learn about the functions you can perform in the discussion board, see these topics:

About the Discussion Board

Creating Forums in the Discussion Board

Creating Threads in the Discussion Board

Creating Group Discussions

Participating in the Discussion Board

Grading Discussion Board Participation

Viewing Discussion Board Statistics