The tools available to you will differ from Course to Course depending upon what has been enabled/disable by your lecturer.
In a discussion forum, your instructor can assign a user the role of moderator. A moderator reviews posts before they are added to a thread and appear in the discussion board.
Occasionally, participants may post material that is inappropriate for the class discussion. Depending on the maturity and the sensitivity of the participants in your course, it may be necessary to review participant posts for inappropriate content before sharing posts with the rest of the class.
In a moderated forum, all posts to the forum are added to a moderation queue. A moderator reviews each post and performs one of the following actions:
- Publishes the post
- Returns the post to the sender without a message
- Returns the post to the sender with a message
A moderator can delete, edit, and lock posts in a forum, even if the forum does not use the moderation queue.