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D2L Resource - Discussions: Choosing your default reading view

How to access and modify Discussions View settings

There are two ways to view posts inside a Discussion Topic: Reading View & Grid View.

Reading View The Reading View shows the full text of all posts in a single view. You read posts by selecting a thread. You can then scroll through the page without having to select posts from the thread and read them one at a time.
Reply Settings: Use this setting to automatically include the original post by default when composing a reply.

Grid View: A list of posts appears at the top of the page, showing the subject, author, and date for each post. Click on the subject line to read the post; the full text appears in the preview pane or in a new window, depending on your personal settings. 

[NOTE: In the Discussions tool, Reading View is set by default.]

There are two ways you can access D2L Discussions Settings.

Option 1:
  1. After logging into D2L, click on the drop down arrow to the right of your name. 
  2. Select Account Settings
  3. Select the Discussions tab.
Option 2:
  1. In the Discussions tool, click on the settings icon located just under the navigation bar to the right.
In Discussions Settings under Default View, select your preferred view setting.
Choose Discussions Default View: Grid View or Reading View

Grid View Settings

Topic Descriptions  Controls whether topic descriptions display in the Message List. You can turn off this feature to save space for users with small screens and instead use pinned posts to provide explanations or instructions. 

Default Threading Style  The following threading styles are available:

Discussions Default Threading Style: Threaded or Unthreaded

  • Threaded  Group posts together with their replies.
  • Unthreaded   Sort posts by author, date, subject, Post ID, or average rating.

Display Settings  The following display settings are available:

  • Show the preview pane  Use this setting to open posts in a preview pane at the bottom of the screen or in a pop-up window. Select this option to use the preview pane; clear it to use a pop-up window.
  • Show the search bar  Use the search bar to search for posts. You can also show or hide the search bar by clicking on Show Search or  Hide Search from the More Actions button inside a topic.

Post Fields to Display  You can choose to display the following fields:

  • Post ID  Use this setting to see ID numbers when viewing posts.
  • Org Defined ID  Use this setting to see ID numbers beside author names.
Character Limits  Use this setting to display a limited number of characters of each post's subject to save screen space. Select the check box and enter the maximum Subject Characters to Display.

Keywords:D2L, Faculty, Student, Resource, Discussions, Grid, Reading, View,   Doc ID:45626
Owner:Linda W.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2014-12-15 11:10 CDTUpdated:2015-02-16 11:17 CDT
Sites:UW Parkside
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