How are new Discussions different from old Discussions?
View Old Discussions Index
This is how the old Discussions Index looks.
View New Discussions Index
This is how new Discussions Index looks.
When you type text into the search box , discussion content that matches your search are displayed on-screen. There is also an Unread button  that lets you narrow down search results even further to view all discussion threads that are unread. Click the Assignments button  to view discussions which are also assignments.
Note: From the Discussion Index page, you can search the body of the Discussion Topics. From any individual Discussion Topic, you can search the entries on that topic. However, you can't search the entries from the Discussion Index page. Also, if there are over fifty replies, they will paginated and you will be able to go to another page. This helps keep the volume of replies on one page lower.
Change Discussions Settings
Arrange Discussion Topics
View Mass Actions
Click the checkbox next to the discussion to apply a mass action to the discussion . Click the Lock button to lock all selected discussions from further comments . Click the Trash button to delete all selected discussion .
View Discussion Management Tools
When you open a Discussion, you can search entries or author , filter by unread replies , collapse and expand all replies , edit the discussion topic , and use the gear icon  to delete the discussion, or close the discussion for comments.
View Discussion Management Tools for Graded Discussions
Graded Discussions are indicated by a blue bar above the Discussion Title. Use the gear icon to grade the discussion in Speed Grader, or add or show the course Rubric. (Add Rubric will appear if no Rubric exists.)