(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.)
Discussions – Copy discussion thread replies
An update was made to the Discussions tool and now users can optionally select discussion thread replies when copying a discussion thread from one discussion topic to another.
Discussions – Show forum description in child topics
The Display forum description in topics check box has been added in the Edit forum details page and it provides instructors the option to display a discussion forum description within a discussion topic description.
Some instructors add assignment instructions as the description of the discussion forum, but this information is not available within the discussion topics, only on the discussions list page.
Allowing the discussion forum description to appear within discussion topics helps avoid duplicated effort by the instructors who might post common instructions or codes of conduct in each discussion topic’s description. This is especially helpful in group discussions, where the topic description is usually duplicated (manually) for each discussion topic.