Moderating on Discord

Discord is a place where anyone can build and manage a community dedicated to the things they love, whether that is a favorite game, creating amazing art, or simply hanging out with friends and making new ones. Moderators are at the forefront of creating spaces where people feel safe and can find belonging. Moderators are a key part of making communities great and a place where people want to gather. Moderation takes hard work, and a commitment to learning more about how to make communities better. A key part of learning how to moderate comes simply from building and managing a community, but also from sharing knowledge learned by others sharing their insights on how to moderate communities more effectively. We built the Discord Moderator Academy as a comprehensive resource so that anyone, from first-time moderators to experienced veterans of massive online communities, can find resources to learn about moderation, community management, and more.

The Curriculum

The content of the Discord Moderator Academy is organized based on complexity. Articles start with the basics, and the later articles are some of the most advanced topics moderators may face. Here is the breakdown:


These resources help answer basic questions on how to build and moderate a community, whether they are brand new to Discord or need some helpful reminders.

Setup and Function

Once the foundation is set, it is time to make your community even more enticing by leveraging Discord's features to manage moderation processes and your team, and to build a compelling community full of interesting channels and events to participate in.

Graduate Courses

For those interested in learning about concepts that go beyond the scope of moderation in practice. Delve into the realm of community dynamics and moderation in academic abstract.

Author Credits

The Discord Moderator Academy was carefully constructed by many moderators in collaboration with Discord. Check out the credits for acknowledgments.