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Discussion Settings

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The settings in Discussions allow a user to modify the display to accomodate their individual preferences.

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Available Settings

 

Personal Settings

  • Display Settings - Always show the Discussions List pane: When checked this option will make the navigation panel visible while viewing discussion topics.  This makes moving around within discussions a bit easier.
  • Default View - Grid View vs. Reading View: Grid view lists all the discussion posts on a single page. You must click on an individual post to view the text of the message.  Reading view automatically opens all posts, so you can follow the entire discussion on a single page.
  • Reply Settings - Include original post in reply: This will include the original post in a reply.  Having this option checked can make reading an entire discussion difficult (especially in Reading View).  

 

Grid View Settings

The options described below will only be applied when the Grid view is active.

  • Default Threading Styles
    • Threaded:  In a threaded discussion replies to posts are displayed as being indented below the original post.
    • Unthreaded: An unthreaded view lists all posts at the same level, no indentations are applied.
  • Display Settings: 
    • Show the preview pane:  When checked, this option will include a pane towards the bottom of the screen that will display the active post.  When unchecked a pop-up window will open to display text.
    • Show the search bar: When checked, this option will display a search field within a post.
  • Post Fields to Display - Post ID:  The post ID is a chronological number applied to each post within D2L.  We advise keeping this option unchecked.
  • Character Limits: This limits the number of characters displayed in a post title.  


Instructor Only Options

  • Display settings - Display deleted Posts:  Displays posts that have been deleted.  Note: Only instructors are able to delete posts.  Students may only edit.
  • Default Rating Scheme:  The rating scheme used by default when creating posts.  It is advised that this option be set to "No Ratings"
  • Grid View Settings:  This option will control how studentss view a post in grid view.  When checked, if a student is viewing in grid-view, they will see the topic description displayed above all posts.   
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