D2L: Copy, Edit and Delete Discussion Posts

VERSION: 10.3 AND HIGHER

Discussions forums are collaborative areas to post, read, and reply to threads on different topics. Topics provide a way to organize forums. Courses can have multiple forums and topics, but forums must be created before topics are created since all topics belong to a forum. Learners post to topics by creating threads of posts. It is possible to manage the individual posts by copying, moving, editing, and deleting as necessary. For instance, an instructor may determine that a post belongs in a different topic or thread and move it.

For instructions on copying and moving posts, click here.
For instructions on editing posts, click here.
For instructions on deleting posts, click here.

REQUIRED:
  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn Course with discussion threads and posts already created
STEPS TO copy or move a post:
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Click on More in the Navigation menu.
  4. Click Discussions.
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Discussion forum and topics
  1. Click on the name of the topic that contains the thread of the post to copy or move.
  2. Click on the thread name that contains the post to copy.
  3. Select Copy Post from the post context menu.
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Post Context Menu
  1. Select where you want to copy the post to in the Destination Forum and Destination Topic drop-down lists.
  2. To move the post, select Delete original post after copy completes checkbox.
  3. Click Copy.
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Copy Thread 
STEPS TO edit a post:
  • Log into Desire2Learn.
  • Select a course.
  • Click on More in the Navigation menu.
  • Click Discussions.
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    Discussion forum and topics
    1. Click on the name of the topic that contains the thread of the post to edit.
    2. Click on the thread name that contains the post to edit.
    3. Select Edit Post from the post context menu.
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    Post Context Menu
    1. Edit the Title or text of the post.
    2. Click Update.
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    Edit Post view
    STEPS TO DELETE A POST:
    1. Log into Desire2Learn.
    2. Select a course.
    3. Click on More in the Navigation menu.
    4. Click Discussions.
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    Discussion forum and topics
    1. Click on the name of the topic that contains the thread of the post to delete.
    2. Click on the thread name that contains the post to delete.
    3. Select Delete Post from the post context menu.
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    Thread Context Menu
    1. To delete the post, click the dropdown arrow next to the thread and choose Delete Post.
    2. Select Yes when the confirmation window appears.
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    Confirm Delete Post 

    If you have questions, please contact the DLC Help Desk at 608.342.1303, or 877.854.3083. You can also visit the DLC Help Desk's web page for information on hours of availability.





    Keywords:D2L Discussion Post Desire2Learn collaborate thread forum   Doc ID:61184
    Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
    Created:2016-02-25 16:05 CDTUpdated:2017-09-27 16:14 CDT
    Sites:UW Platteville
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