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Student must post before participating

Many times initial posts are impacted by students’ reading how others in the class have reacted to your topic before writing their own response. Using this setting will force students to post with their original thoughts. Once they post, they will immediately see all posts.

  • What is required: A D2L course with a discussion


  1. For any discussion, click the Properties tab
  2. Under the Options heading, you will find 3 check boxes.
  3. By checking the box for Users must start a thread before they can read and reply to other threads, students will not see any other student posts until they submit their first post. As soon as they post, all other class posts will be visible.