D2L Brightspace Discussion Topics/Forums are Not Displaying for Students

Why can't my students see Discussions forums/topics in D2L Brightspace?   How can I tell is my students can view Discussions forums/topics in D2L Brightspace?

If students report that they cannot see a Discussion Forum or Topic, sometimes this is due to Availability or Locking(Start/End Date) restrictions.


Check the display/locking statuses for each discussion topic and the forum that it lies in.

  1. Click Discussions under the Communication drop-down menu.
  2. Find the Discussions topic/forum that is not displaying to students.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to the name of that topic/forum.
  4. Click Edit Topic.
  5. In the Properties tab, under the Availability heading, check to make sure this option has Forum/Topic is always visible selected.
  6. Under the Locking Options heading, choose how to lock the topic/forum from student submission.

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