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How do I moderate a Topic?

A moderated discussion allows the instructor to review and approve a discussion posting before the participants may view the post. When a discussion is moderated, each message submitted by a participant must be reviewed and approved before other participants may read them.

Go to Forums.

Go to Forums.

Select the Forums tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

On the Topic you want moderated, click Topic Settings.

On the Topic you want moderated, click Topic Settings.

This displays the Topic Settings page.

Under Topic Posting, check the box next to Moderate Topic, then click Save.

Under Topic Posting, check the box next to Moderate Topic, then click Save.

Note: The Moderate Topic can also be checked when the Topic is first created.

This returns the display to the Forums page with the topic marked as Moderated.

This returns the display to the Forums page with the topic marked as Moderated.

When a student posts a conversation, they see their conversation marked as "Pending".

When a student posts a conversation, they see their conversation marked as "Pending".

In the instructor's view, the conversation is also marked as "Pending"

In the instructor's view, the conversation is also marked as "Pending"

Click on the name of the Conversation.

Click on the name of the Conversation.

This displays the contents of the Conversation.

Click Moderate.

Click Moderate.

This displays the "Deny" and "Approve" buttons

Click Approve or Deny

Click Approve or Deny

Approved messages will be visible to the rest of the site participants. Denied messages remain visible only to the instructor.

When denied, the instructor can post a comment to the student by clicking on Add Comment.

When denied, the instructor can post a comment to the student by clicking on Add Comment.

This displays a comment box that the instructor can use to post a comment back to the student.

Student's view of denied Conversation.

Student's view of denied Conversation.

Student's view of instructor comment.

Student's view of instructor comment.