This tech tip highlights changes made to the layout of the discussion tool during the April 2023 D2L Brightspace release. These changes were made to bring consistency to the creation and editing experience of discussions.
1) Within the Discussion tool, you have the ability to toggle between the old and new experience when creating or editing a discussion topic:
2) From the Edit Topic screen, select “Leave it on”:
3) The new layout resembles the Assignment and Quiz tool creation workflow. The main panel on the left side of your screen contains fields that are most important to the creation of the discussion topic. The panel on the right side of your screen contains advanced discussion options: