Is there a way to put a heading in a discussion post so students could tell that it is a new question?
Hi Jennifer! The easiest way for a student to create a header or heading in their reply is, once clicking reply, go to the dropdown menu that is auto populated with "paragraph" (near the top right of the Rich Content Editor, next to the other editing options). There, you should see many different options for formatting. Once the heading is entered into the content box, go back to the same menu, now that says "Header" and select "paragraph" to resume regular text formatting.
Hello Jennifer Eisenstein...
In addition to the information that Kristin Lundstrum has given you, students can also customize their own personal notification settings (Account >> Notifications) to be notified of new discussion posts in a variety of ways. Once on this screen, students would need to scroll down to the "Discussions" section, and there will be a row for "Discussion". If you hover over "Discussion", you'll see a description for it: "New discussion topic in your course". Students can choose how they would like to be notified (and also the frequency). Keep in mind that this is a global setting for all courses...not just your course. So, if they are turning that setting on for your course, they're turning it on for all courses. I hope this helps!
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