How do I close a discussion for comments in a course?

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To manually stop students from posting replies to discussion posts, use the close for comments link. You can also pin discussions to the closed for comments section on the discussion index page.

Note: You can automatically set your post to close for comments on a specific date by creating discussion availability dates.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

  Open Discussion 

Click the title of a discussion.

Close For Comments

Close For Comments

Locate the Settings icon and click the Close for Comments link.

Note: For Graded Discussions, the Close for Comments option will not appear until after the Discussion due date.

View Discussion

View Discussion

Verify the discussion is closed for comments by locating the This topic is closed for comments indicator.

Re-Open for Comments

Re-Open for Comments

If you want to re-open your discussion, locate the Settings icon and click the Open for Comments link to re-open the discussion for comments.

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