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The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has moved to D2L version 10.

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Discussions: User Display Settings

Why can't a user see the Discussion forum and/or topic in D2L?

Possible solutions:

1. Discussion Forum -and- Topic are necessary

Double-check to be sure *both* a discussion Forum -and- at least one Topic exists within that forum.

Without at least one topic, the forum will not display.

2. User Display Settings

Users may choose the option to "Display: Topics with Unread" postings on the Discussions page.

This option will prevent them from:

  • (a) being the FIRST person to post to a discussion, -and-
  • (b) seeing any discussion forum or topic where they have already read all the postings.

Note: instructors who have chosend the "Display: Topics with Unread" option will also not be able to see a newly-created topic within a forum.

The following screen shots illustrate various user display settings in the Discussions tool:


"Display: All Forums and Topics"


"Display: Topics with Unread" where the user has at least one unread posting


"Display: Topics with Unread" where the user has no unread postings