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How do I print the topics/threads of a discussion forum?

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It is possible to print and/or download all posts created by students in a topic or thread at once. This is only possible, however, if you change the setting of Discussions to Grid View.

Change display

  • Go to Activities in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Discussions. You will navigate to the Discussions homepage.
  • Click Settings.
  1. Select Grid View.
  2. Click Save. You can always change the display setting back to Reading View, but if you want to print you will need Grid View.

Save or print a topic/thread as PDF

  • When you are on the Discussions homepage, click on the topic of which you want to print the contributions.
  1. Select the separate threads you want to print or click on the box at the top left to select all threads in this topic.
  2. Click Print.

It is also possible to select and print deleted topics/posts.

A pop-up window will appear with the Printable View. In this window you will see the post id, the rating (Rating), the title of the topic/the thread, the content, the username (with user id), the date/time, whether you have flagged anything and whether a post is read or unread.

  • Click Print.


  1. Go to Destination to select the right printer. Your standard printer should be selected by default.
  2. Click Print.
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