Group select option displays for students on group discussions with Discussion Redesign


This behavior has been resolved and deployed to the production environment as of 3/13/24.


Group discussions display the Select Group option for students when Discussion Redesign is enabled.

Expected Behavior

The Select group option should not show for students.


No workaround exists at this time.

Steps to Reproduce

Prerequisite: Have a course with Discussions Redesign enabled and at least a few student enrollments added to groups.

  1. Create a group discussion and publish.

  2. As a student navigate to the discussion.

  3. Observe that the select group option is displayed on the top left.

  4. Click on it and select another group which generates an Access Denied error.

Additional Info

VICE- 4123

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