Students See Hidden Threads > Discussion Board
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With the upgrade to the latest version of FerrisConnect, we have found the discussion
boards are not acting as intended. This issue involves making discussion threads
unavailable to students.
Currently, if an instructor makes a discussion thread unavailable within section
2 of the discussion board forum settings by selecting "No" for the Available setting,
or by setting an availability date and time restriction, the students will still be
able to see the thread.
If the thread is set to no under availability, the student will see “This forum is
currently unavailable.” If the availability date and time restriction is set, the
student will see “Forum is not available. Available after: Friday, February 1, 2013.”
Students are also able to enter the forum. Should a student click on a forum that
is not available, they will be brought to an Access Denied Screen.
Should a student click on a thread that is set to a date of availability, they will
be able to access the thread as normal.
|To prevent students from “Creating a Thread,” edit the discussion board forum and
uncheck “Allow Members to Create New Threads” under section 3 (Forum Settings).
Then the students will not see a “Create Thread” button when they go to the discussion
There is currently a ticket into Blackboard about this issue and we hope to have it