Restore Deleted Discussion Forums, Topics, Threads and Posts

Instructors have the ability to restore deleted forums and topics. If the forum you restore contains one or more topics, you will be given the option to also restore the forum’s associated topics.

Instructors can also restore deleted threads and posts. Students are unable to delete threads and posts. If the post you restore is a reply to another post, and the other post was also deleted, both posts are restored.

  1. On the nav bar, click the Activities menu, then select Discussions.
    Discussions on the Nav Bar
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Restore a deleted forum or topic:
      1. On the Discussions List page, from the More Actions button, click Restore.
        Restore Discussion Forum or Topic
      2. Click Restore beside the forum or topic you want to restore.
        Select Discussion Topic to Restore
      3. A confirmation message will display. Click Yes.
        Confirm Discussion Restore
    • Restore a deleted thread or post:
      1. First, make sure that the Settings has Always show Deleted Posts checked. For more information, see Discussions Tool Settings.
      2. Then, click the Restore [Thread/Post] link in the thread or post you want to restore.
        Restore Discussion Thread Post
      3. A confirmation message will display. Click Yes.
        Discussion Restore Thread Confirmation