Blackboard (Faculty) - Discussion Boards: Lock a Thread

This document describes how to lock a discussion thread in Blackboard. This might be useful if you do not want students to comment on a thread anymore or if you need to start a fresh conversation on the same topic.

1. Click on the title of the discussion forum to open it.

screen shot of sharing forum circled in red

2. Hover your mouse over the thread you want to lock.

3. Then click the circular grey icon that appears to the right of the thread title.

4. Choose Lock from the drop down menu.

showing drop-down and lock option circled in red

5. After you have locked a thread, students will no longer be able to post in it. You can verify that it is locked by checking for the "Published - Locked" status to the right of the original author's name.

status of published - locked circled in red

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OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2017-09-13 13:37:32Updated2023-07-12 11:36:02
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