Discussion Board Issue Spring 2017

ECU will be putting a fix in place for this issue on 2/12/17.  We are currently testing the fix on our developmental server.  Until the 12th, please use this workaround.

Discussion Board Access Denied Error Message. This happens when discussion forums are no longer available, either by selecting No for availability or by choosing date/time settings during the forum setup. The work-around for now:

  1. If you have non-gradable forums (chosen from settings), you will not be able to read the posts if the forum has been made unavailable by either the unavailable button or by date settings. A red Access Denied message will pop up. You will need to make the forum available again. (Suggestion until the fix: By creating a forum worth 0 points, instead of “no grading,” the students’ posts can be read from Needs Grading or Full Grade Center.) Of course, you can make the forum available again; however, all students will see the forum.
  2. If you have gradable discussion forums, which were set as unavailable either by the unavailable button or by date settings, you will need to read the posts from either Needs Grading or Full Grade Center. If you try to read from the actual Discussion Forum, you will get a red Access Denied message. Of course, you can make the forum available again; however, all students will see the forum.