If a forum is set to be restricted to only users with the teacher role, the students can't see the forum. That works fine. But if the forum is set to "Auto subscription", then all the course participants gets on the subscribers list and get mail, then the teachers are posting in the hidden forum.
This is quite surprising for the teacher...
The subscribers list should accurately reflect the participants who can access the forum.
- Log in as admin/teacher
- Navigate to a course that has students and teachers enrolled.
- Create a forum
- set the subscription mode to Auto subscription
- set the visibility to hidden
- click Save and display
- Navigate to Settings > Forum admin > Show/edit current subscribers
Expected result: Users unable to view the forum should be absent/separate/differentiated.
Actual result: All enrolled users are subscribed and displayed in the same way.