How to Lock a Discussion Thread, yet Allow Students to Read Posts

You can “lock” discussion threads in Blackboard so that new posts are disabled, yet students can read all existing posts. Follow these steps to lock a thread:

  1. In the “Course Menu,” click Discussions link.
  2. Click a Forum title to open the Forum.
  3. Make sure List View button is selected.
  4. Select the checkbox of a thread you want to lock
    Note:  Select all threads by checking the box to the left of “Date” in the header.
  5. Click the Action link (Chevron icon) and choose Lock for the selected thread.

This image is for the tutorial steps 1 to 5.