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Switching Between Grid and Reading View (Discussions in D2L)

The Grid View allows you to view discussions in a split screen with either a list or a thread at the top and messages at the bottom; reading view allows you to view messages individually by opening from the Discussions area.

Grid view is enabled by default. To switch between views:
  1. Log into D2L. Click on the drop-down next to your name in the upper right-hand corner and select Account Settings.
  2. From Account Settings click on the Discussions tab.
  3. Look under the area called Personal Settings for the Default View option and select the view you would like.
  4. If you select Grid View (this is the default), you also have the option to choose between Threaded and Unthreaded discussion views. Threaded view displays sub-topics and replies indented under the posts they address. Unthreaded will display all posts in a list. Choose between these views under Grid View Settings, Default Threading Style:
  5. When using the Grid View, you will likely want to check the option to Show the preview pane* and Show the search bar.
    *Selecting this option displays the lower Preview pane in the Grid View. If this option is not selected, clicking on a post in the Grid View will open the post in a pop-up window.
  6. Be sure to click Save or Save and Close at the bottom of the page to save your settings.

Keywords:Grid View, Grid, Reading View, Reading, D2L, Discussions, Pane, Settings, Display, Instructor, Student   Doc ID:45629
Owner:Luke K.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-12-15 12:48 CDTUpdated:2018-08-28 15:57 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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