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Stop students from messaging other users and see other contacts

 
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Stop students from messaging other users and see other contacts
 

Hi there,

I need to stop students from messaging other students and viewing other contacts.

I forgot how to do this.

Please tell me what the settings are.

Thanks

 
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Re: Stop students from messaging other users and see other contacts
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How to stop students from messaging other students:

Disable Messaging: https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Messaging_settings#Enabling_.2F_disabling_messaging_site_wide

How to stop students from viewing other contacts:

Update the actual Student role capabilities to prevent this as it is allowed at the course level by default.

To still allow the student to see other students' names but prevent access to their profile info:

In the Student role set moodle/user:viewdetails to prohibit

To prevent students from accessing profile info AND prevent seeing a list of Participants:

In the Student role set moodle/course:viewparticipants to prohibit

 

 

 

 

 
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Picture of Sarah Fauset
Re: Stop students from messaging other users and see other contacts
 

Hi Susan,

Thanks for your response.

The problem I am having is students can click contacts and then go to the search bar and type anything in there and pull up any contacts.

How do I stop them from accessing the search bar?

 
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There will be no search bar if you disable Messaging.  Is there any reason why you can't disable messaging if you do not want them to use it?

A quick search lead me to another of your posts which asked the same/similar question.  Did creating a role to limit send message capability not work for this?

https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=327493
https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Messaging_FAQ

I haven't tried myself so I can't say for sure!  If it doesn't work you can always try hiding the search box using custom CSS.

 
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Re: Stop students from messaging other users and see other contacts
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See "Contacts tab in messaging provides list of all users (GDPR issue?)" https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=376212.
 
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