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).  


  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, tap the Restrictions tab and then scroll down to the Group and Section Restrictions section.
  4. At this point, tap to insert a check Restrict this topic to the following groups and sections checkbox and then click on the Add Groups and Sections button.
  5. Next, select the Sections that you want to be able to view the Discussion Section and then select Add.
  6. Finally, tap the Save and Close button to apply your changes.

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