Some institutions do not want to allow the student/instructor Q&A or student discussion capability for classes. The Q&A capability is enabled for all institutions by default but can be disabled by an Administrator at the institution, organization, or department level.
Instructors can also enable or disable Q&A at the section level, unless overrides are disallowed at a higher level.
To disable Questions (Q&A) across the institution
Q&A functionality is now disabled by default. Users will not see the Questions button in the classroom toolbar, or the Q&A tab for any section.
NOTE: If students had entered questions (and bookmarked them) prior to the feature being disabled, those questions will still appear in the students' Study Guide. But no further questions or responses can be entered.