How do I view a discussion thread as a student?

You can view threaded replies in a sidebar and quoted replies in Discussions Redesign.

Notes:

  • This lesson shows how to view discussion thread replies using Discussions Redesign. If your discussions don't look the same as what's shown in this lesson, please view how to view threaded replies in the classic Discussions interface.
  • If the discussion is an anonymous discussion, student names and profile pictures do not display. Posts created by the instructor display the instructor's name and profile picture.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Open Discussions

Click the title of the discussion.

View Discussion

View Discussion

View the discussion topic.

View Inline Discussion Thread Replies

View Inline Discussion Thread Replies

When viewing inline discussion thread replies, you can collapse and expand the discussion threads by clicking the Expand Threads and Collapse Threads buttons. 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 inline, click the # of replies link [1].

View the read and unread replies [2].

To view threaded replies options, click the Options icon [3]. You can mark replies as read/unread, mark threaded replies as read/unread, return to the topic, quote the reply, or report the reply.

View Split Screen Discussion Thread Replies

View Discussion Thread Replies

To view threaded replies in a split screen sidebar, click the View Split Screen button [1].

When viewing split screen 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 [2].

View the read and unread replies [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, quote the reply, or report the reply.

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

Quote Discussion Replies

Quote Discussion Replies

When viewing discussion thread replies, you can quote a threaded reply.

To quote a discussion thread reply, click the Options icon [1] and then click the Quote Reply link [2].

View Quoted Discussion Reply Options

View Quoted Discussion Reply Options

To include or exclude the quoted reply in your message, click the Include quoted reply in message toggle button [1].

Add your reply, links, files, and other media in the Rich Content Editor [2]. 

Click the Reply button [3].

View Quoted Discussion Reply

View Quoted Discussion Reply Options

View the quoted message in your reply.