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Schedule Future Board Availability

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Availability controls when and whether a board is open for participants to view and post, in a read-only state, or closed and inaccessible to participants. You can schedule future dates when the availability of a discussion board will change.

Schedule future availability of your discussion board:

  1. StepsActions
  2. From the GoPost home page, click the name of the board for which you want to schedule future availability. You will move to the board home page.
  3. Click Manage in the global navigation at the upper right. You will move to the “Manage” page.
  4. Click Edit to the right of “Availability.” You will move to the “Availability” page.
  5. Click Add event at the bottom of the panel. A new event will appear.
  6. Select the type of event from the drop-down menu:Open: makes the board available to participants to view and post.Read-only: allows participants to access but not post to the board.

    Closed: makes the board inaccessible to participants.

  7. Select a date for the availability event. Click to open the calendar tool and select a date.
    Tip: All scheduled events occur at 1:00 a.m.
  8. Click Done to add your event, or Cancel to discard it.
  9. Repeat steps 4 – 7 to add another availability event.
  10. When finished, click Save to save your changes, or Cancel to discard them.