Currently, when a student enters a discussion board where there are unread posts, EVERY post that is displayed on the screen is automatically marked as "read," even if the student has not yet read it. The simple act of scrolling down through the messages (for example, to get to something towards the bottom of the string of posts) marks ALL messages that scroll past as "read," again even if the student has not yet read the messages.
There must be a way of forcing the system to NEVER mark a message as "read" until the student clicks on a box that says "MARK AS READ."
This is far more than just an inconvenience, but can negatively impact a student's grade
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