Would you like for your students to be required to make a post in a Discussion Topic prior to reading others’ postings? This problem has a solution as Springboard now offers this as one of the settings when creating a new discussion Topic. Located in the Options area under the Description, you need only to checkmark the box to enforce this restriction on a specific Topic in a Discussion Forum. You can also edit current Topics you have to include this new feature.
Checking this option will require a user to compose a new message in the topic before viewing or replying to other messages in the topic.