LEO: How Do I - Discussions - Enable Message Approvals and Approve/Unapprove Messages

If a topic requires message approval, posted messages only appear to users with permission to approve messages. You must manually approve these messages to make them visible to all users. When a user with permission to approve messages posts in a topic, their message displays automatically without requiring approval.

Enable Message Approvals in Discussions 

  1. From the course home page, select DiscussionsNote: You may be required to click the My Tools drop down menu to select Discussions
  2. Click the drop down menu next to the Form or Topic you want to edit and select Edit Forum or Edit Topic
  3. On the Properties tab under Options select, A moderator must approve individual posts before they display in the forum/topic.
  4. Select Save and CloseSave and Add Topic, or Save. 

Approve a All New Threads:

  1. From the course home page, select DiscussionsNote: You may be required to click the My Tools drop down menu to select Discussions
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to the applicable Topic and select Approve All Threads. This will approve threads within the topic, but not the posts within the threads.
  3. Confirmation pop-up will display, select Yes
Approve a All New Post
  1. From the course home page, select DiscussionsNote: You may be required to click the My Tools drop down menu to select Discussions
  2. Click the Topic link associated with the Post you want to approve. 
  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Thread you want to approve and select Approve All Replied in Thread
Note: To approve an individual Thread or Post, click the drop down menu next to the Thread or Post and select Approve Thread or Approve Post

Unapprove All Threads
  1. From the course home page, select DiscussionsNote: You may be required to click the My Tools drop down menu to select Discussions
  2. Select the drop-down arrow next to the Topic name and select Unapprove All Threads
Note: To Unapprove an individual Thread or Post, click the drop down menu next to the Thread or Post and select Unapprove Thread or Unapprove Post