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Threaded Discussions Block Inappropriate Posts

Overview & Instructions

In Author Mode, faculty can now block posts containing inappropriate, offensive or abusive content. Faculty have the ability to block a single posting or multiple postings associated to a thread. See below for instruction on how to use this feature.

  1. Click on “Author” to be in author mode.
  2. Once inside of the chosen discussion, click on “Show More” for the post you wish to block. In the screen shot below I am going to block TKstu posting titled “Testing”.


  1. The posting will open to reveal the blocking feature.



  1. Click on the arrow next to “Block” to show additional options.



Additional options appear     



  1.  The posting will be tagged “Blocked”


  1. To unblock, simply click “Unblock” and the post will now be viewable.


Note:  When a posting is blocked, students will see “This response was blocked by the instructor”.

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