How do I allow students to edit and delete their own discussion posts in a course?

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You can allow students to edit and delete their own discussion posts by changing the settings from the Discussions page.

This setting can also be changed from the Course Settings page.

Note: When enabled, this setting also applies to group discussions.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Settings

  Open Settings

Click the Settings icon.

Edit Discussion Settings

Edit Discussion Settings

Check the Edit and delete their own posts checkbox.

Note: Unchecking this option will restrict students from editing and deleting their own Discussion posts. This permission affects posts in new discussion topics, discussion replies, and discussions within course groups.

View Student Restriction

  View Student Restriction

When you restrict the ability for students to edit or delete their own posts, students will see the Disabled label next to the Edit and Delete options in the Options menu.

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