How do I close a discussion for comments in a course?
To manually stop students from posting replies to discussion posts, you can use the Close for Comments option.
- You can limit the dates during which a user can post comments by creating discussion availability dates.
- For graded discussions, the Close for Comments option will not appear until after the discussion due date.
- When a discussion is closed for comments students cannot edit or delete their replies.
To close a discussion from the index page, locate the discussion. Click the Options icon  and click the Close for Comments link .
To close comments within an individual discussion, click the title of the discussion.
Click the Options icon , then click the Close for Comments link .
Note: The same steps apply when closing comments in Discussions Redesign .