Settings: These are personal settings that allow
the user to display the discussion items the way they prefer.
Display Settings: Always show the Discussions
List pane. Selecting this option will pin the Discussions List pane
in the View Topic and View Thread pages. Since the interface
is responsive to the device you are using, the Discussions List pane
may collapse to give you a better view of the topic
content. You can access the pane by expanding the side panel
Grid View: Selecting this option will
display the discussion posts in the traditional Grid View, with
post subjects displaying in a grid.
Reading View: Selecting this option will
display the discussion posts in Reading View, where the entire
text of a post displays for all posts.
Reply Settings: Include original post in reply
- Selecting this option includes the original post by default when
composing a reply.
Grid View Setting - Default Threading Style:
The default threading style used when accessing topics.
Threaded: Threaded posts allow you to see a
list of posts nested according to the thread they are related to
if you are in Grid.
Unthreaded: Unthreaded posts allow you to
see the posts in chronological order if you are in Grid view.
Show the preview pane: Selecting this
option displays the lower Preview pane in the Grid View. If this
option is not selected, clicking on a post in the Grid View will
open the post in a pop-up window.
Show the search bar: Selecting this option
displays the Search fields in the Grid View.
Post ID - Post Fields to Display: will show you
individual ID numbers for each posting and comment. Showing these
can help you find comments you have been to previously if you record
their ID number for later use.
Character Limit - Subject Characters to Display:
The number of characters of the Subject to display for each post
when browsing topics. Must be an integer between 1 and 150.
Hide All Topics: Collapses the topics, so they are
hidden from view.
Filtered by: Filter by Read or Unread posts
Forum Title: Access the drop arrow next to the
forum title to see options.
Forum Grid Titles: The forum grid column titles are
Topic, Threads, Posts, and Last Post.
Topic Title: Access the drop arrow next to the
topic title to see options.
Threads and Posts indicator: The number of total
threads and the total number of posts. All topics that contain unread
posts appear bolded if you have the Discussions List pane visible when
viewing topics or threads.
Last Posts: This column will show the name of the
person who posted last and when they posted.
Topic Information (Dependent): Not every topic will
have information about the topic listed. Your instructor may post
information about the topic in the content area of the course.
Topic Setting Information (Dependent): Your instructor can set
available dates and lock dates for each topic. Be sure to check dates
on discussion topics.