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Set Board Availability (Open or Close)

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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.
            Tip: The current board status is shown next to the board title when the board is “Closed” or set to “Read-only” or “Reply-only.”

Set the current availability of your discussion board:

  1. StepsActions
  2. From the GoPost home page, click the name of the board to which you want to set 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. Select the desired availability setting:
    Open: the board will be available to participants
    Reply-only: participants will be able to access the board and post to existing conversations but they will not be able to create new conversations
    Read-only: participants will be able to access but not post to the board
    Closed: the board will be inaccessible to participants
  6. Click Save to save your changes, or Cancel
    to discard them.