Moodle Forum Recycle Bin

On Leeds City College Moodle we have a Student Forum which is a massively popular area with over 6000 hits per week.

As this is a standard Moodle forum, it’s quite limited in features compared to open source independent forums such as phpBB. One of the most features we missed this most was to hide or delete posts that staff could still access but students couldn’t.

To work around this, I created another forum called Recycle Bin within the same course and hide it from students using the eye.
When a student creates a post that you want to recycle you can simply move this discussion to the Recycle Bin

By moving posts to the recycle bin rather than deleting it means you always have a record of the thread should you need to refer to it at a later date.