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How do I view and sort discussion replies in Discussions Redesign as an instructor?

You can view all replies in a discussion by scrolling or searching content. You can also search for discussion replies and copy a direct link to a discussion reply. Learn more about how to use the Discussions Redesign interface.

If the steps in this lesson do not match what is displayed in your course, learn how to view and sort discussion replies in the classic Discussions interface.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Open Discussion

Click the name of the discussion.

View Discussion

View Discussion

Discussions include a discussion topic [1] and discussion replies [2]. In the topic field, you can view the number of unread and replies are in a discussion [3].

You can also receive notifications for discussion activity by subscribing to the discussion. To subscribe to a discussion, click the Subscribe icon [4]. You are automatically subscribed to any discussions you create or reply to. To unsubscribe, click the Unsubscribe icon.

Note: Notifications from subscribed discussions are based on your notification settings.

View Toolbar

View Toolbar

Each discussion displays a toolbar that allows you to view and navigate discussion replies.

To search for replies or specific authors, enter your terms in the search field [1].

To filter replies, click the Filter drop-down menu [2]. You can filter by all replies or unread replies.

To sort replies by newest or oldest, click the Sort button [3].

View Replies

View Replies

In discussion replies, you can view the name of the user who posted the reply [1], the date and time their reply was posted [2], and the date and time the last threaded reply was posted [3].

Unread replies are indicated by the Unread icon [4].

If you allow students to like replies in a discussion, a Like icon appears next to each reply in the discussion [5].

View Discussion Thread Replies

View Discussion Thread Replies

When viewing discussion thread replies, you can collapse and expand the discussion thread replies sidebar. When a discussion thread reply is collapsed, you can view the reply indicators showing the number of unread and total replies

To expand the discussion thread replies sidebar, click the # of replies link [1].

View the read and unread replies [2]. Each threaded reply displays the name of the user who posted the reply and the date and time the reply was posted. You may also be able to reply and like the reply.

To view older replies, click the Show older replies link [3].  

To view threaded replies options, click the Options icon [4]. You can mark replies as read/unread, mark threaded replies as read/unread, return to the topic, edit the reply, delete the reply, or open the reply in SpeedGrader.

To collapse the discussion thread replies sidebar, click the Close icon [5].

Reply to Discussion

Reply to Discussion

To reply to the discussion topic, click the Reply button [1]. To reply to a discussion reply, click the Reply link [2].

View Reply Settings

View Reply Settings

To view the Options menu for a reply, click the Options icon [1].

To mark a reply as unread, click the Mark Post as Unread option [2].

To return to the main discussion topic, click the Go To Topic option [3].

To edit a reply, click the Edit option [4].

To delete a reply, click the Delete option [5].

To view a graded discussion reply in SpeedGrader, click the Open in SpeedGrader option [6].

View Deleted Reply

View Deleted Reply

Instructors can view the name of the user who deleted a reply and the date and time the reply was deleted.