When downloading or saving student submissions, it is imperative to maintain the privacy of student records, which should be saved on campus-housed, password-protected network storage rather than on local hard drives or portable storage devices. Questions about how long student records may be retained should be discussed with the UWM Records Officer.

NOTES:

  • To save / print Discussions, an instructor must either copy-and-paste into Microsoft Word or another word processor, or print posts to a PDF file.
  • Saving / printing is only available by Thread or Topic; it is not possible to print or save an entire Forum.

 

Important: this tutorial assumes you are seeing Discussions in “Grid View.” Here’s how to switch between “Reading View” and “Grid View.”

 

1. On the D2L Course Home page, click [Discussions] on the navigation bar.

2. On the Discussions List page, click on the name of the Topic you wish to print / save posts from. 

3. Click on the checkbox next to each post you wish to save or print.  If you wish to save/print all messages within a Topic, click on the checkbox to the left of “Mark Unread” above the list of messages.

step 1

4. Click [Print]. A window will appear with the text from all posts.

step 2

There are a number of programs that you can use to print text from posts:

  • If Adobe Acrobat is installed, you can also select the [Print] button in the window to open the Print settings window for your computer.  Select [Adobe PDF] as your printer.
  • If you use other PDF software, use that software to convert the posts to a PDF.
  • If you have Microsoft Office XP or higher for Windows, you can also print the document to ‘Microsoft Office Document Image Writer” which will save all pages as a multi-page TIFF file.
  • Alternatively, you could highlight all text, then copy-and-paste into Word or another word processor document.

For technical assistance in using Adobe, MS Office, or other software, please contact the UWM Help Desk.

D2L 10.3 – January 2014