[Account Settings] Ability for Admin to set Discussion - "Create discussion topics" for student to no.

All courses provisioned have the Discussion settings > Allow students to "create discussion topics". We would like it set to NO (un checked) that students can NOT create discussion topics...but faculty can choose to turn it on. SO default setting "not checked - no".

Faculty usually create a topic - like FAQ that students can reply. 

Faculty do not want students to create NEW topics outside of the ones provided and may forget to edit ALL their course Discussion > Settings to fix this. 

Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
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