At the settings tab of the topic page, you will be able to see various sections that will allow you to edit the settings on how the topic will interact with the user.
The first section to be talked about will be the Display and Content Option where you can control the look and feel of the topic Preview and optional content settings.
From here, you can enable or disable the following:
Giving points automatically will mean full points are given so long as the assignment are submitted. Doing it manually would mean that an admin or a group leader will assign the points. The topic will not be completed until these points are given. Choosing to manually give your will also provide the option to limit the number of times they can submit their assignment and whether or not file deletion can be enabled.
The second Section will be the Topic Access Setting, you can control the timing and the way the topic you have published can be accessed. The following options are the access modes that you have available in this section: