How can I require students to post to a Discussion before they see replies?

You can require that students post to a Discussion before the see any of the other students' replies.

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 utilizing the following options:

  1. Enter your topic title in the topic title field.
  2. Use the Rich Content Editor to format your content.
  3. Require users to post to the discussion before viewing other replies by clicking the Users must post before seeing replies button.

Save Discussion

Save Discussion

Click the Save button.

Publish Discussion

Publish Discussion

Click the Publish button.

Student View Discussion

Student View Discussion

Students will see a 'Replies are only visible to those who have posted at least one reply' message when they view the Discussion topic.

Note: Sometimes students will work around this requirement by deleting their posts. You can change your course settings to keep students from deleting their posts.