Separate Course setting option "Let students edit or delete their own discussion replies"


Make the course setting option to be two distinct options. Currently, as an instructor, if I want my students to have the opportunity to edit their posts, I have to enable this option in the course setting that allows them to edit or delete their posts. 

It would be beneficial as an instructor to have this option as two distinct, straightforward options. This would allow for instructors to have flexibility in the rights permitted to their students.


Currently, the course setting reads: Let students edit or delete their own discussion replies
Proposed two options: Let students edit their own discussion replies
  Let students delete their own discussion replies


Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open
Community Explorer

Yes, my institution would also like to allow the "Edit" option without allowing them to delete a post.

Community Participant

thank you

Status changed to: Archived
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