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Edit Discussion Areas

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Boards created with discussion areas to organize conversations will initially contain two default discussion areas: “Default Discussion Area 1” & “Default Discussion Area 2.” Follow the steps below to modify the name or description of a discussion area:

  1. StepsActions
  2. From the Catalyst tools account page, click the name of the board which contains the discussion area you wish to edit. You will move to the board home page.
  3. Click Manage in the global navigation at the upper left. You will move to the “Manage” page.
  4. Click Edit under “Discussion Areas.” You will move to the “Discussion Areas” page. A list of the current discussion areas is displayed in the panel.
  5. Click the name of the discussion area you want to modify. The form will open in the panel.
  6. Change the name for the discussion area in the space provided.
  7. Change the description (optional) in the space provided. The description will be displayed underneath the discussion area name on the board home page.
  8. If you would like to lock the discussion area, select the Lock Area option. Learn more about locking discussion areas.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Repeat steps 4 – 8 to modify another discussion area.
  11. When finished, click Save to save your changes, or Cancel to discard them.