VoiceThread Docs / Universal / Commenting / Comment moderation

Comment Moderation allows you to review all comments before allowing others to access them. This is a powerful tool for assessment, and it is useful for public conversations where you are worried about the quantity or quality of comments. If Comment Moderation is enabled, commenters cannot access one another’s comments unless you choose to reveal them. Only editors of the VoiceThread can access them.

To enable Comment Moderation:

  1. Go to the editing page for your VoiceThread.
  2. Click on the “Thread options for {title}” button. Visually this looks like three vertical dots in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. Select “Change playback settings”. This will open a form listing all of the playback settings.
  4. Check the box for “Enable comment moderation”.
  5. Save.

When a comment is moderated, there will be a “Hidden” tag next to it. This indicates that only editors of the VoiceThread and the comment owner have access.

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To reveal the comment so that everyone can access it, click on the “show comment” button. Visually this looks like an eye icon with a line through it.