Faculty: What's New Archives

This book contains information about changes to Moodle.

Forums: "Discussion" Locking

Screenshot of discussion locking options and locked message viewed by usersMoodle 3.2 introduces a "discussion" locking option for forums—but don't get too excited yet.... this does not mean that we can set due dates for posting to a forum. sad

If you enable the locking function, individual discussion threads will close down after a set period of inactivity—the forum as a whole will remain open to continued participation, but any thread that hasn't had a response made to it after that time will be shut off from new posts. The image at right shows what students would see once a discussion thread closes.

We don't recommend enabling this function unless you have a compelling need.