Show or Hide Avatars in Class Discussions

You can display student and teacher avatars next to their names in class discussions, or you can hide them.


Avatars, or personal icons, can represent students and teachers participating in discussions. They provide an additional method of identification that can be helpful in a busy discussion thread.

avatar example

To show or hide avatars, follow these steps:

  1. On the navigation bar, click Permissions.

    The Summary tab opens.

  2. Scroll down to Discussions, and do either of the following:

    • To display avatars, select the Show Avatar check box.
    • To hide avatars, clear the check box.
  3. Discussions Avatar permission

  4. At the bottom of the tab, click Save Settings.