Changing Discussion View Style

Instructors can display discussion forums and topics in one of two styles: Grid View or Reading View (default style). Each style presents posts and replies in a distinctly different fashion without affecting the content.

NOTE: Accessing a discussion through Content will display in Reading View only. If you wish to use Grid View, you must access the discussion through the Assessments or Communication menu.

Comparison of Reading View and Grid View.
  1. From the Assessments or Communication menu, select Discussions. Discussions selected from the Communications menu on a Desktop or Mobile Device.
  2. Select Settings. Settings option selected.
  3. Under the Default View section, select the Radio Button next to Grid View or Reading View. Radio button selected for the preferred view.
    • Grid Style – Presents a list of posts and replies in the topic that can be selected and individually displayed in the pane below.
    • Reading Style – Presents each post and reply as a stream of messages, allowing for continuous reading of posts.
  4. Select Save.