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.

Select Forums from the site Tool Menu. 

Select Topic Settings.

Select Topic Settings to moderate a topic.

Check the box next to Moderate Topic.

Select the Moderate Topic option in the settings and then scroll down and select Save.

View moderated topic in forums list.

Moderated topics will have the text "Moderated" displayed next to the title of the topic.

View Pending messages.

All messages pending approval will display Pending highlighted in green next to the message.

Select the title of the message to view it.

Select Moderate.

Approve or Deny pending posts.

Select 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.