How do I delay posting a Discussion topic until a specific date?

You can delay posting a Discussion topic until a specific date by changing a setting in your Discussion.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Start Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create Discussion

Create Discussion

Create your discussion by using the following options:

  1. Enter your topic title in the topic title field.
  2. Use the Rich Content Editor to format your content.
  3. Enter dates in the Available From and Until fields. You are not required to enter dates in both of these fields, so if you want to delay your posting but do want your post to appear indefinitely, you can leave the Until field blank.

Save Discussion

Save Discussion

Click the Save button.

Publish Discussion

Publish Discussion

Click the Publish button.

View Discussion

View the discussion and the posting date.

Student View

Student View

When a student views the details of a locked discussion, they will see "This topic is locked until [date] at [time]." Students will not be able to the view or contribute to the discussion until it becomes available.