Community Owners can restrict student behavior inside a Community by enabling a read-only mode. This function is designed for instructors who want to join student discussion from this year to last year within the same class. It can also be used in case an instructor wants to temporarily prevent students from posting anything, but they still want Pins and Comments to be viewable. (For example, it could be used to "pause" the Community during a break so that students cannot post and earn points during the break.) Finally, instructors can use read-only mode as a way of preserving the Community for posterity without having to continue managing its activities.
Turning on "Read Only" mode:
- Click on Settings in the left-hand menu.
- Under Settings, click on Community Settings.
- Scroll down to "Read Only?" and flip the icon below it from a red X to a green checkmark.
- Click the SUBMIT button.