LEO: How do I set up group and section restrictions for Discussion Forums or Topics? (Faculty)

You can restrict a forum or topic so that it is only accessible to members of a specific group or section. This enables you to:

  • Create group discussion areas where members of a group can collaborate on assignments or discuss course material in small teams.
  • Create separate forums or topics for each section in a course offering.

Note: You must create groups or sections before you can set forum and topic restrictions.

  1. From the course home page, select DiscussionsNote: You may be required to click the My Tools drop down menu to select Discussions
  2. Click the Group and Section Restrictions tab. 
  3. Select a Group or Section Category from the drop down list. 
  4. Select the Forum containing the topics you want to restrict or select All Forums from the drop down list. 
  5. To restrict a Forum or Topic to specific groups or sections, select the checkbox in the Restricted column, then select the group(s) you want to have access to the Forum or Topic. 
  6. Click Save.
Note: To open a forum or topic to everyone in the class, clear the check box in the Restricted column and click Save.

For related instructions, please view LEO: How do I create a group? (Faculty) and LEO: How do I enroll class members in groups? (Faculty)