Instructor: Delete Discussion Forums and Topics

1. Delete: Discussion Forums and Topics

Delete individual or all Forums  and Topics from the Discussions List.

You can delete everything on the Discussions List at once or choose specific Forums or Topics to delete:

  1. Click on the More Actions button and select Delete.More actions and delete buttons in discussions
  2. To delete all Forums and Topics, check the box to the left of Select all.Delete all Forums and Topics in Discussions


  3. To delete a specific Forum and all the Topics within, check the box to the left of the Forum name.
  4. To delete individual Topics, check the box to the left of the Topic name.Delete specific Discussion Forums or Topics


  5. When you have chosen all the Discussion items you wish to delete, click the Delete button at the bottom of the page.

2. Restore: Discussion Forums and Topics

Restore Forums  or Topics  that have been deleted from the Discussions List.

If you have deleted Discussion Forums or Topics, you can restore them to their original state, including all message posts and scores assessed through Assess Topic.

  1. Click on the More Actions button and select Restore.More actions and restore buttons in Discussions
  2. Click the Restore button located in the Action column to the right of the Forum or Topic you want to restore.Restore Action List in Discussions


  3. If you are restoring a single Topic where the parent Forum still exists on the Discussions list you will see a message that asks you to confirm you want to restore. Click the Restore button to restore the Topic.

    Confirmation restore single discussion topic where forum already exists


  4. If you are restoring a Topic where the parent Forum does not exist, you will see a message that explains you must also restore the Forum the Topic was created in. In this case, click the Restore Topic and Forum button to restore the Topic and its parent Forum.Restore topic and forum in discussions confirmation


  5. If you are restoring a Forum you will be will be taken to a Restore Topics window where you will be given the option to restore any Topics contained within that Forum. In this case, make sure each Topic you would like restore has a check mark next to it, then click the Restore button to restore the Forum and any selected Topics contained within.Restore a discussion forum question


Note: If the restored Discussion Topic(s) were previously connected to the gradebook you will need to reconnect them as restoring a Discussion Topic does not restore the connection to the gradebook. For help attaching the Discussion Topic to the gradebook, see the Discussion help section Assess: Linking Topics to your Gradebook.




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