If a discussion topic is available and unlocked, you should see a button labeled "Start a New Thread."
If you can access a discussion but can’t start a new thread in it, the discussion’s permissions are set so that the discussion is available for viewing but is locked and not available for posting.
- To confirm, go to the discussion.
- Look for notice of locking. If it is locked you will see one of the following notices below the topic description.
- If you believe the topic should be open, contact your instructor.