Why can't I see a Discussion?

If you're unable to view a discussion or its details, it might be locked until a specific date, require a reply first, or be closed for comments.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Click the title of the discussion to view its details.

Locked Discussion

Locked Discussion

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

Must Post a Reply

Must Post a Reply

If you are unable view responses from other students, make sure you have posted at least one reply to the discussion. You will see "Replies are only visible to those who have posted at least one reply." Post a reply to the discussion to view the other responses.

Closed for Comments

Closed for Comments

If you are unable to reply to a discussion, you will see "This topic is closed for comments". The discussion was either available until a specific date or your instructor manually closed the topic.

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