Understanding the Discussion List Page Understanding the Discussion List Page

Understanding the Discussion List Page

When viewing the list of discussions in your course, you can evaluate student work, create a new topic or forum, and also filter submissions so you only see the topics that have unread posts. There are also a number of icons that can appear underneath the topics. 


  1. Click on Submissions on the Navbar
  2. Click on Discussions, then click New Forum or New Topic. Note: You must have a Forum to attach a discussion topic to, so make sure you have done that first. 

More Actions 
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Filter by Unread
or Unapproved: 

  • Clicking on Unread will filter all topics to show only those topics with unread posts
  • If you have set that you must approve a topic before publishing, clicking on unapproved will filter all topics to show only those topics with unapproved posts

  • Forum drop-down options forum drop down options.png
  • Add Topic:  This will allow you to add a new topic directly to this forum
  • Hide Topics:  This will allow you to hide the topics in this forum
  • Edit Forum:  This will allow you to edit the settings for this forum
  • View Forum Statistics:  This will provide you with detail information for this forum that you can export
  • Subscribe:  This will allow you to subscribe to this forum
  • Delete:  This will delete this forum and ALL topics in the forum

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  • Within the topic area, you will find the topic information, how many threads, how many posts, and the who posted and when the last post topic threads posts and last post.png

  • There are a number of icons that can show up underneath the topic title:
  • avalible icon.png- You have set dates for the visibility options for the topic

  • unlock icon.png - You have set dates for the locking options for the topic

  • includes assessment icon.png - This topic is linked to the gradebook

  • must post first.png - Students must do an original post before they can view other posts

  • lock icon.png - The end date has passed, the students will not be able to do a new post but can read the previous posts

  • hidden icon.png - The end date has passed, the students can longer access or see the topic

  • has release conditions.png - There are conditions on the topic such as getting a certain score on something prior to being able to view this topic

  • group section restrictions.png - This topic can only be seen by students in a specific group

  • moderated icon.png - This topic you will need to approve all messages before they are posted to the topic

Questions? Contact the MyCourses Support Team by email at  MyCourses4Faculty@spcollege.edu 
or by phone at 727-341-3500 (Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST).

For after hours or weekend assistance, contact the SPC Helpdesk at 727-791-2795 or onlinehelp@spcollege.edu 

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