For the past few years I have been managing collaborate assessment techniques using forums in Moodle for distance education students. One technique is to create debates around different topics. We recently upgraded to Moodle Version 1.8.
In the settings I have set up seperate groups (not forced). I have the individual forums set to standard forum for general use and seperate. Once the debating period of the year has ended I normally edit the forum and set the Forum type to No discussions no replies. I have been doing this for the past three years. However, I now can not do this.
Does anyone know how to stop students from posting to the forums?