Allow group tool settings to be changed en masse

Idea created by mdeeprose on Oct 3, 2018
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    An instructor can create any number of groups on a Blackboard course, but if the instructor wants to have specific discussion board, blog, journal, or wiki tool settings for each group s/he would have to edit each of those tools one by one to set the settings appropriately.

     

    My suggestion is to allow group tool settings to be changed en masse.

     

    Here is the use case from an instructor that I received today via a support ticket:

     

     

    I have created 57 Groups in my course on Blackboard and each one has a

    Journal. I would like all students of each group to be able to see all group

    journal entries, and edit their comments to them. However, they should

    NOT be able to delete entries, not even their own.

     

    I have created 57 Groups in my course on Blackboard and each one has a

    Journal. I would like all students of each group to be able to see all group

    journal entries, and edit their comments to them. However, they should

    NOT be able to delete entries, not even their own.

     

    Looking at the settings of each journal:

    "Allow members to edit and delete own entries" should NOT be ticked,

    "Allow members to delete own comments" should be ticked, and

    "Permit members to view journal" should also be ticked.

     

    However, I cannot see how to change these settings for all group journals

    at the same time, or how to set as default the behaviour I want. I created

    the groups using the attached CSV file; it's not clear what values to use to

    change this behaviour, or if it's at all possible.

     

    Can this be done, or do I have to manually open the settings page for

    each one of the 57 groups?

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