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Control the way you view posts inside a topic

Discussions settings

Access Discussions tool settings

On the Discussions List page, click Settings.

Personal Settings

Personal settings control the way you view posts inside a topic. These settings apply to all course offerings wherever you access discussions, but do not affect other users.

Display Settings  The following display settings are available:

  • Always show the Discussion List pane  Selecting this option will pin the Discussions List pane in the View Topic and View Thread pages.
  • Display deleted posts Selecting this option displays deleted posts when browsing topics.

Default View  The following default views are available:

  • Grid View  The Grid View resembles a traditional email reader where each post’s subject, author, and date appear in a list without the full text of the post. To read a post, click the subject; the full text displays in a separate area.
  • Reading View  The Reading View shows the full text of all posts in a single view. You read posts by selecting a thread. You can then scroll through the page without having to select posts from the thread and read them one at a time.

Reply Settings  Check this setting to automatically include the original post by default when composing a reply.

Subscription Settings  Check this setting to automatically subscribe to new threads when created.

Org Unit Settings

Default Rating Scheme  By default, discussions will  not be rated.  But you can select from the drop down to include ratings when creating discussion topics.  Options include five-star rating; up vote/down vote; or up only vote.

Grid View Settings

Topic Descriptions  Controls whether topic descriptions display in the Message List. You can turn off this feature to save space for users with small screens and instead use pinned posts to provide explanations or instructions.

Default Threading Style  The following threading styles are available:

  • Threaded  Group posts together with their replies.
  • Unthreaded   Sort posts by author, date, subject, Post ID, or average rating.

Display Settings  The following display settings are available:

  • Show the preview pane  Use this setting to open posts in a preview pane at the bottom of the screen or in a pop-up window. Select this option to use the preview pane; clear it to use a pop-up window.
  • Show the search bar  Use the search bar to search for posts. You can also show or hide the search bar by clicking Show Search or Hide Search from the More Actions button inside a topic.

Post Fields to Display  You can choose to display the following fields:

  • Post ID  Use this setting to see the Post ID when viewing posts.
  • Org Defined ID  Use this setting to see the Org Defined ID for the post author when viewing posts.
Character Limits  Use this setting to display a limited number of characters of each post’s subject to save screen space. Select the check box and enter the maximum Subject Characters to Display.

See Also:


Tech Service Desk: Contact and Hours

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Keywords:personal settings grid view   Doc ID:46675
Owner:Bob R.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-02-02 13:39 CDTUpdated:2018-10-08 15:49 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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