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==Enabling students to rate posts==
 
==Enabling students to rate posts==
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By default, only administrators and teachers can rate posts. The best practice is for the teacher to use a role [[Override permissions|override function]] to enable students to rate posts.  The override can be for the course or for a specific forum.
  
By default, only admins and teachers can rate posts. An override may be used to enable students to rate posts.
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It is also possible to assign individuals a role for a specific forum, using the "Locally assigned roles" tab via the "Update this Forum" button link. For example, two specific students might be given the "teacher" role in a specific forum.
  
#Access the Assign roles page via the Roles tab in editing forum page, then follow the "Override roles" link. (In Moodle 1.9 onwards, click the "Override permissions" tab in the editing forum page.)
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These instructions were written for Moodle 1.9 .
#Select the Student role.
 
#Set the capability [[Capabilities/mod/forum:rate|mod/forum:rate]] to allow.
 
#Click the "Save changes" button.
 
  
Note: By default, only administrators are able to override permissions. Instructions on enabling teachers to override permissions can be found in [[Override permissions]].
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===Course override===
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#In the course administration block, click on Assign Roles.
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#Click on the  "Override roles" tab link.
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#Select the Student role link.
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#Set the "[[Capabilities/mod/forum:rate |Rate posts]]" to "allow" (second column). "Rate posts" is in the Forum section, about 3/4 of the way down the page.
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#Click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the page.
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===Specific forum override===
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#After the forum has been created, the teacher should use the "Update this Forum" button to see the "Override Permissions" tab.
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::''(In pre 1.9 versions, Access the Assign roles page via the Roles tab in editing forum page, then follow the "Override roles" link.)''
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#Clicking on the "Student" link will take them to a role permissions screen that is specific to Forum activities.  
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#Find "Rate posts" and click on the "allow" radio button
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#Click on "Save changes" button
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 12:50, 18 July 2008

Template:Forums Template:Moodle 1.7Roles and capabilities in Moodle 1.7 onwards enable possibilities such as students being given permission to moderate forums.

Tweaking the role of student in a forum


Forum capabilities

No discussions, but replies are allowed

An override may be used to set up a forum in which only teachers are to be allowed to start new discussions.

  1. Access the Assign roles page via the Roles tab in editing forum page, then follow the "Override roles" link. (In Moodle 1.9 onwards, click the "Override permissions" tab in the editing forum page.)
  2. Select the Student role.
  3. Set the capability mod/forum:startdiscussion to prevent.
  4. Click the "Save changes" button.

Note: By default, only administrators are able to override permissions. Instructions on enabling teachers to override permissions can be found in Override permissions.

No discussions, no replies

An override may be used to close/archive a forum so that students may no longer start new discussions, nor add replies, but may still read all the discussions.

  1. Access the Assign roles page via the Roles tab in editing forum page, then follow the "Override roles" link. (In Moodle 1.9 onwards, click the "Override permissions" tab in the editing forum page.)
  2. Select the Student role.
  3. Set the capabilities mod/forum:startdiscussion and mod/forum:replypost to prevent.
  4. Click the "Save changes" button.

Note: By default, only administrators are able to override permissions. Instructions on enabling teachers to override permissions can be found in Override permissions.

Enabling students to rate posts

By default, only administrators and teachers can rate posts. The best practice is for the teacher to use a role override function to enable students to rate posts. The override can be for the course or for a specific forum.

It is also possible to assign individuals a role for a specific forum, using the "Locally assigned roles" tab via the "Update this Forum" button link. For example, two specific students might be given the "teacher" role in a specific forum.

These instructions were written for Moodle 1.9 .

Course override

  1. In the course administration block, click on Assign Roles.
  2. Click on the "Override roles" tab link.
  3. Select the Student role link.
  4. Set the "Rate posts" to "allow" (second column). "Rate posts" is in the Forum section, about 3/4 of the way down the page.
  5. Click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the page.

Specific forum override

  1. After the forum has been created, the teacher should use the "Update this Forum" button to see the "Override Permissions" tab.
(In pre 1.9 versions, Access the Assign roles page via the Roles tab in editing forum page, then follow the "Override roles" link.)
  1. Clicking on the "Student" link will take them to a role permissions screen that is specific to Forum activities.
  2. Find "Rate posts" and click on the "allow" radio button
  3. Click on "Save changes" button

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: