Blocked words are used to filter out unwanted language in your community. Students very rarely use inappropriate language on class discussion boards, but we have added this feature to give instructors some added peace of mind. Once you add the unwanted word to your blocked words, the post will not be able to submit until the word is removed. Here are steps to add or edit your blocked words:
Step 1: Start at the community home screen.
Step 2: Navigate to settings in the left-hand panel.
Step 3: Once in settings, navigate to “Moderation”.
Step 4: Once in the Moderation tab, you can choose which words you would like to block. Make sure to separate each word with a comma. After you have finished entering your chosen words, don’t forget to hit SUBMIT.
Once you have submitted, you should receive a banner notification at the top that says, “Your board’s settings were successfully updated”.
When a member tries to post a blocked word, they will receive a banner notification at the top telling them to edit their post.
Upon adding the unwanted word to your blocked words, students will be blocked from submitting until the word is removed. This prevents offensive words from ever entering your community.