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 the Forums tool from Tool Menu in your site.
Click Topic Settings
Click Topic Settings to moderate a particular Topic.
Check the box next to Moderate Topic
Select the Moderate Topic option in the settings and then scroll down and click Save.
View moderated topic in forums list
Moderated topics will have the text (Moderated) shown next to the title of the topic.
View Pending Messages
All messages pending approval will display Pending highlighted in green next to the message.
Click on the title of the message to view it.
Approve or Deny pending posts
Click 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.