Forum permissions

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Forum permissions.

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 admins and teachers can rate posts. An override may be used to enable students to rate posts.

  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:rate to allow.
  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.

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: