|Updated Discussions||Discussions Not Updated|
|If your Thread Detail page looks like this, the information on this page applies to you. You have the updated discussion board if you have the Expand All and Collapse All buttons below the thread name.||If your Thread Detail page looks like this, your school has not installed the Discussion Board updates. You do not have the updated discussion board if you do not see the Expand All and Collapse All buttons below the thread name. For information that applies to your system, see Discussion Board.|
The Thread Detail page is thoroughly redesigned yet maintains all of its existing functions. All of a thread's posts are now visible at the same time on one page. Larger avatars help you easily identify the author.
Forum Descriptions display when you create a thread and when you encounter a thread that your instructor requires you to post before seeing the posts of others. Forum descriptions are often used as prompts for discussion, so they are now visible where you are posting.
Post First Setting - instructors can require you to post to a discussion before seeing other students’ posts. When you encounter forums with the post first setting, a message tells you to create a thread before you can view threads added by others.
To learn about the existing functions that were not updated, see Discussion Board.