For existing Michigan Virtual discussions or if you create a new discussion, you will want to ensure that only students assigned to a section will see their classmates' posts.


  1. First, tap Discussions in the top navbar.
  2. Then tap on the drop-down arrow next to the desired topic and select Edit Topic.
  3. Next, choose Group or section topic, everyone can access this topic but students only see threads from their own group or section from the Topic Type.
    Tip: If you do not see Topic Type, you must first create sections for this course. You may get a Confirmation pop up asking if you are sure you want to make this change. Select “Yes” if you do want your discussions to be specific to each section.

  4. At this point, tap the Save and Close button at the bottom of the page.

Additionally, there could come a time when a teacher wishes to create a discussion topic that is specific to one or a couple of the sections, but not all sections. Brightspace does allow a discussion board topic to be restricted by section(s).

Return to Discussion Topics.