Learn@Illinois Moodle - Curbing Cheating in Forums by Requiring Students to Post First
This article explains how to use a forum setting, available only in the Learn@Illinois Moodle Service, to limit cheating in forums.
The purpose of the "Require students to post before viewing others' posts" setting is to prevent cheating bybefore being allowed to see other students' posts. In addition to reducing cheating, this also reduces the "echo chamber" effect in some courses. (If you have used the "Q&A Forum Type", this is similar, but no longer requires a "seed" post from the instructor.)