To more easily find the posts that you are looking for, you can search, sort, or filter posts on the Discussion page.
To search for posts containing a particular keyword or phrase, enter the word or phrase, or a partial word in the Search all posts field at the top of the page.
Search results are displayed in the discussion navigation pane. If an exact match is not found, search results are shown for a similar value.
Search for posts by a specific person #
You can also enter a username to search for posts added by a specific person. Select the linked username in the search result to show all discussion contributions made by that person.
Course discussions are organized by discussion topics, which are created by the course team. By default, All Topics and their posts are shown in the discussion navigation pane.
To reduce the number of posts shown in the discussion navigation pane, you can use one of these filter options.
Filter by keyword #
Enter a keyword in the filter topics field at the top of the topic list to show only topics with posts that have the keyword in their title.
Filter by Followed Posts
Click Posts I’m Following at the top of the topic list to show only posts that you have followed.
Filter by Unread or Unanswered Posts #
Click All Discussions and then select an option from the Show all posts drop-down menu. You can choose to view posts you have not read, or question posts that are unanswered. See also How can I find my own discussion posts?
If you do not use any filters or sorting, by default you see All Topics in the discussion navigation pane. To sort the posts, click and then select one of the sorting options.
Sort “by recent activity” #
The most recently updated posts appear at the top of the list. Post updates include new responses or comments.
Sort “by most activity” #
Posts with the most responses or comments appear at the top of the list.
Sort “by most votes” #
Posts that have received the highest number of votes appear at the top of the list. In this view, instead of the response and comments count indicator, the number of votes that each post has received is shown. Votes for responses are not included in the number. For information about voting for posts, see How do I vote on discussion posts?
Note: Indicators in the discussion navigation pane on the Discussion page provide visual cues to help you distinguish posts that are new, or that have responses or comments that you have not read yet. Indicators also highlight posts from course staff or the community TA. For information about the labels and icons used in posts, see Reading posts on the Discussions page.