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,
Forum Availability Setting Imageor by setting an availability date and time restriction, the students will still be able to see the thread.Forum Availability Setting With Date Restriction ImageIf 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.”Forum Not Available Message for Students ImageStudents 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.Forum Access Denied ImageShould a student click on a thread that is set to a date of availability, they will be able to access the thread as normal.Forum Thread Image Number 1
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). Forum Settings Image
Then the students will not see a “Create Thread” button when they go to the discussion board forum.Forum Threads Image Number 2There is currently a ticket into Blackboard about this issue and we hope to have it resolved soon.

Last updated: 01-17-2013