LEO: How Do I - Automatically Create Restricted Discussion Topics for All Groups in a Section

If your course has multiple sections you can offer separate but identical discussion topics for each section.

  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 New and select New Forum from the drop-down menu. 
  3. Enter the Forum Title* and Description
  4. Under Options, you may select one of the following:
    • Allow anonymous posts
    • A moderator must approve individual posts before they display in the forum
    • Users must start a thread before they can read and reply to other threads in each topic
    • Display forum description in topics
  5. Under Availability, you set Visibility by selecting one of the following:
    • Forum is always visible
    • Hide this forum
    • Forum is visible for a specific date range
  6. Set the Locking Options by selecting one of the following:
    • Unlock forum
    • Lock forum
    • Unlock forum from a specific date range
  7. Click Save and Close.
  8. On the Discussions page, click More Actions and select Copy from the drop-down menu.
  9. Click Copy a Forum
  10. Select the Forum you want to copy from the Forum to Copy:* drop-down menu. 
  11. Enter a New Forum Title.
  12. Make sure the box next to Copy topics is selected if you want the topics to be copied. 
  13. Click Copy.
  14. On the Discussions page, click the Group and Section Restrictions tab. 
  15. Under Group or Section Category, select the group you want to restrict from the drop-down menu. 
  16. Under Forum, select the Forum you want to restrict from the drop-down menu. 
  17. Under Edit Restrictions, restrict reach topic or forum to one of the sections in your course by checking boxes in the row of the topic or forum you want to restrict.
  18. Click Save