Forum moderator role

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Forum moderator role.

A forum moderator for a particular forum is able to edit or delete forum posts, split discussions and move discussions to other forums.

Role assignment

Click the "Update this forum" button at the top-right of the page

A user can be made a forum moderator for a particular forum by assigning them the role of non-editing teacher (or teacher) in the module context, as follows:

Assign roles page via the Locally assigned role (Moodle 1.9)
  1. Access the forum.
  2. Click the "Update this forum" button at the top-right of the page.
  3. Access the assign roles page via the Roles tab (or the "Locally assigned roles" tab in Moodle 1.9 onwards) in the top-middle of the page.
  4. Choose the non-editing teacher (or teacher) role to assign.
  5. Select the user in the potential users list, and use the left-facing arrow button to add them to the existing users list.
Choose the teacher role
Select user and move to other list

Alternative method of creating a forum moderator

  1. Create a new role, with some (or all) of the forum capabilities enabled. This technique allows a more flexible approach. For example, you can create an account with delete but not editing.
  2. Assign the role to the users, for a course, a course category, or even at site or system context, without giving all teacher capabilities.

See also