Moderate a Topic

How do I moderate a topic?

A moderated discussion allows the instructor to review and approve forum posts before they become visible to other participants. When a discussion is moderated, each message submitted by a participant must be approved before other participants can read them.

  1. Select the Forums from the Tool Menu in the site.

    Go to Forums.
  2. Click Topic Settings from the Topic Options drop-down menu for the topic you wish to moderate.

    Click Topic Settings under the Topic Options drop-down menu
  3. Select the Moderate Topic option in the "Topic Posting" section of the settings settings, then scroll down and click the Save button.

    Check the box next to Moderate Topic.
  4. Moderated topics will have "Moderated" shown next to the title of the topic.

    The moderated topic will be indicated with the word Moderated next to the topic title
  5. View Pending Messages.

    All messages pending approval will display "Pending" next to the message.

    Click on the message title to view it.

    View Pending Messages.
  6. Click the Moderate button.

    Click the Moderate button to approve or deny a message
  7. Approve or Deny pending posts.

    Click either Deny or Approve to moderate the message. Approved messages will be visible to the rest of the site participants. Denied messages remain visible to the instructor only.

    Approve or Deny pending posts.