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Asking students to reply to a thread in a group discussion

Question asked by Bowen Drewes on Jan 6, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2017 by Bowen Drewes

Talking specifically about groups discussions here: if an instructor wishes to post their discussion prompts as threads in a discussion topic and require students to reply under one or more threads, do they need to recreate those threads in every discussion group?


Here is the current setup, which does not work as I would have expected it to:


Discussion topic: Online Discussion

6 questions posted here as threads.


Since this is a group discussion, each group has its own conversation for this topic. Here are the ones students have access to:

Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5


Students cannot see the 6 questions, or 6 threads that the instructor made in the discussion topic, because they are posted under the main discussion topic and not in the groups.


Is this expected behavior? In other words, would the instructor be expected to duplicate post the 6 questions in each of the group conversations? Has anyone encountered this, and what is best practice for creating threads for student response in a group discussion?