Restricting Access

For some types of discussions, you will want everyone in your course to have access for the entire semester. For other discussions, you might want to restrict access to a shorter time period or to a specific group of users. You can restrict access to forums and topics in four ways:

  • Hide the forum or topic for all users
  • Set visibility and posting restrictions for all users
  • Use release conditions to display a forum or topic based on other activities within the course (for example: reading a content topic, completing a quiz, etc.)
  • Restrict access to members of specific groups or sections

Note: Any restrictions placed on a forum also apply to all topics within the forum.