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Forum moderator role

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A forum moderator for a particular forum is able to edit or delete forum posts, split discussions and move discussions to other forums.This role could be useful for example if you wish a student to be able to moderate a student forum but not have editing rights over the whole course.

Role assignment

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:

  1. Access the forum as an editing teacher.
  2. From the cog icon top right, click the Locally assigned roles link, or if you are using a theme other than Boost, access the link from the Forum administration block for the forum (often towards the bottom left of your screen), and assign the role of non-editing teacher to your chosen user or users.

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. For information on how to create a custom role, see Creating custom roles