How do I move or reorder a discussion in a course?

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You can move or reorder pinned discussions in the Pinned Discussions section. You can manually drag and drop the discussion, or you can use the Move To option, which is also accessible for keyboard users.

Note: Only discussions in the Pinned Discussions section can be reordered manually. Other sections are automatically ordered by recent activity date.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Drag and Drop Discussion

  Drag Discussion 

You can use the drag and drop option to reorder pinned discussions. Click and drag the discussion to the desired location within the section.

  Drop Discussion 

Drop the discussion by releasing the mouse.

Move Discussion

  Move Discussion 

You can also use the Move To option to reorder a pinned discussion. Click the Settings icon [1] and select the Move To... link [2].

Place Discussion Location

Place Discussion Location

In the Move Discussion sidebar, click the Place drop-down menu [1]. Select the placement of the discussion you are moving [2]. You can move the discussion so it is located at the top of the section, before a specific discussion, after a specific discussion, or at the bottom of the section.

Place Before or After

Place Before or After

If you selected the Before or After option, click the second drop-down menu [1]. Select the discussion that should be before or after the discussion you are moving, as indicated by the option selected in the previous menu [2].

If you want to move the discussion to another location, change the sidebar placement options again. All changes are applied automatically in the Discussions page.

Close Sidebar

Close Sidebar

To close the sidebar, click the Done button.

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