What are Conversations settings?

To view and edit settings in Conversations, select the Conversations tool in the left-hand menu.

Select the Settings option in the upper-right hand corner; a gear icon accompanies the text, which is next to the Create new topic button.

Instructors can customize the following aspects of Conversations:

  • Allow Reactions
  • Allow Upvoting (indicating that this is a good question or answer)
  • Allow Anonymous Posting
  • Allow Bookmarking
  • Allow Pinning
  • Prevent any more authoring on this site
  • Enable Community Guidelines

You’ll see options for turning several features On or Off. By default, most things will be on. Any setting changes you make will enable as soon as you click the on/off button. If you wish to change it back, just click the button again. 

You will also be able to revise your Community Guidelines at the bottom of the settings page. Select On to Enable Community Guidelines if you wish to use them, or select Off to turn them off entirely. Select Edit Guidelines to bring up an edit box where you can adjust the guidelines to your liking. 

If you're editing the community guidelines, click Save to publish your text.

After selecting Save, your edits will appear below the blue instructions box under Community Guidelines.

Students will see this message when they first visit the Conversations tool for each course. After selecting Agree, they will not see this message in the future.