Restrict a forum or topic to specific groups or sections

Using topic or forum restrictions, you can create discussion areas where members of a group or section can collaborate on assignments or discuss course material in small teams. You can also use restrictions to create separate forums or topics for each group or section in a course offering.

Note: The disadvantage of using these steps is that a separate topic and grade item would need to be created for each group.

  1. On the navbar, click Activities, then select Discussions.
    Discussions on the Nav Bar
  2. On the Discussions List page, from the context menu of the forum or topic you want to restrict, click Edit.
    Discussion Edit Topic
  3. In the Restrictions tab, select the Restrict this <forum/topic> to the following groups and sections check box.
    Discussion Restrict to Groups Sections
  4. Click Add Groups and Sections.
    Add Groups and Sections button
  5. Select the groups or sections you want to add, then click Add.
    Add groups and sections
  6. To remove a specific group or section’s access, click the X for the group or section.

Remove Group Section RestrictionsTo open the forum or topic to everyone again, clear the Restrict this <forum/topic> to the following groups and sections check box.

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