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I have several linked courses and I would like all members of all sections to be able to see the discussion. Currently, I can post one discussion, but students only see posts from members of their section. Can I set it to allow all students to see all posts?

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    Kelsey Collins Official comment

    Hi Susan,

    Shared discussions are not currently possible in linked sections. However, we are hoping to add that function to linked sections in the future, so keep an eye on our blog for product announcements!

    Sincerely,
    Kelsey

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    Chip Bloecher

    Hey Kelsey Collins, is there any timeline on this important functionality?

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    Craig Krueger

    Hi Kelsey,
    I would also really like to have my linked classes able to do a shared discussion. This would be a big deal in my class.

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    Martin Tremblay

    Sept 2016. Where are we on this? 

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    CLARISSA CARO

    Still waiting to hear the progress on grading linked discussions.  That would be a great feature!!!  I have very small classes but several linked sections and would be great to have more voices involved in the conversations, that I can grade.

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    Mr. Holland

    2 years later .... is this ever going to happen?  i agree that it would be a great feature to add.

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    Madame PARRINELLI

    Crickets

     

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    Dr. Harrison

    This thread has been open for two years, but there's still no ability to create a shared discussion among linked sections.  Like Clarissa above, I teach several (seven) very small sections of the same course and would like them to have discussions.  It appears that I can either not use this valuable tool at all with linked courses, or go to the trouble of unlinking them and spend all semester copying assignments and resources seven times every time I add something to the course.  Not acceptable.  Please add this feature.  At the very least, please provide an update as to when the feature will be added.  Thank you.

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    Charles Black

    Hello Dr, Harrison,

    Thanks for sharing your question and your excitement for this feature in Schoology. Even seemingly simple product ideas may be more complex than you might expect or may wait in line as part of a larger development schedule. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

    Keep an eye on our Product Roadmap for new features coming to Schoology.

    Thank you!

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    Troy Caddy

    Impatient.... Knock this one out already... You already have the feature when courses aren't linked. You would think, if a teacher is going to link their courses they would be more inclined to share a discussion between courses as well...

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    Joshua Hershey

    I agree that this feature is absolutely crucial when teaching multiple sections of the same course. Please prioritize this functionality!!

    Meanwhile, for those of us who need this feature immediately, here's a pain-in-the-a** workaround: create a new "course" to host the online discussions and require all of your students (from all sections of the class) to conduct online discussions there instead. It's ugly, but it works. 

    Also, let's all vote for this feature request: Sharing Discussions Between Linked Sections. If it gets enough votes, maybe the developers will prioritize it. 

    Edited by Joshua Hershey
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    Charles Black

    Thank you much for sharing your workaround, Joshua!

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