Creating Discussion Groups and Group-Restricted Topics for Forums that Already Exist

This document goes over how to create groups and group-restricted topics in discussion forums the instructor has already created in D2L.

Sometimes an instructor would like to create discussion groups for a forum that already exists. Here's how:

First, go to the "edit course" tab in the navigation bar.
edit course

Then, select "Groups" from among the forest of icons.


Next, click on "new category."
new category

Enter the properties for the group (Do not check the "setup discussion area" box.)

After saving, go to the discussions tab in the nav bar.


Select the Group and Section Restrictions link

group restrictions

Click on the automatically create restricted topics link.

click on the "Automatically create restricted topics" link.

Select the forum and the groups (the ones you just created) and press the blue "create" button.

select forum and groups

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Keywords:Discussion, D2L, instructor, group, restriction, forum   Doc ID:43535
Owner:Todd D.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-09-15 09:36 CSTUpdated:2018-08-28 14:40 CST
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