We've been upgraded to 1.9.8+ (from - I think - 1.6 something) and I've found an annoying omission.
It used to be easy to stop participants posting new contributions without closing down the forum - the tutors just selected 'No discussions, no replies' (see image) at the appropriate time. But now there doesn't seem to be any way to block new posts to a forum on a specific day at a specific time without having to edit permissions (which I really don't want the tutors to have to do).
I've experimented with the "Time period for blocking" option, and get "This forum has a limit to the number of forum postings you can make in a given time period - this is currently set at 2 posting(s) in 1 day" at the top of the forum. But it's not clear from when the countdown starts.
"1 day" from when? One day from when the course is set up? From the moment the selection is made? From 12:01am on the day the selection is made? From when the forum is made visible to the participants? From when the first contribution is posted in that forum?
Does anyone happen to know? (I can find no guidelines in the documentation.)
p.s. Now 'CTRL-Right arrow' makes the whole text jump to the right (rather than moving the cursor to next word, like it does in Word, for example). Is there any button I can press to go back to the way it was?