Moodle Forum

The forum activity allows students and Tutors to exchange ideas by posting comments as part of a ‘thread’. Files such as images and media maybe included in forum posts. The teacher can choose to rate forum posts and it is also possible to give students permission to rate each other’s posts.

Using Forum

More information on how to use the Forum activity on Moodle can be discovered in the official Moodle documentation website.

Announcement Forum

Screenshots of the Moodle Announcements forum icon, Announcements forum post and the Latest announcements Moodle block

We have a unique type of forum which is created from the faulty course template which has the following features.

  • The content that you put in this forum will reflect to the announcement block as the latest news.
  • Students are subscribed to this forum automatically.

New Forum Features

Forum Inline editing

Similar to when starting a new discussion, the reply box appears inline, allowing the user to respond quickly. If a more detailed reply is needed, for example, needing the editing toolbar or attachment box, clicking Advanced will display the full version.

Screenshot of the Forum activity text field

Star and sort

Further Forum enhancements include the ability to star and sort discussions.

Screenshot displaying the Star and Sort Forum features

Forums: More control

Teachers or others with permission can add a private reply in a forum and can manually lock discussions.

Screenshot of the Moodle Forum activity text field with the Reply privately checkbox ticked

Screenshot of the Moodle forum settings with the Lock this discussion feature highlighted

New forum view

Select and test a new experimental nested discussion view from the forum preferences page.

Screenshot of the Use experimental nested discussion view option selected yes

Screenshot of the experimental nested discussion view

Forum grading

Assess forum discussions with whole forum grading, using direct or advanced grading.

Screenshot of the Moodle Forum grading view

Forum export and summary report

Export forum discussions and view a detailed summary report of student activity.

Screenshot of the Forum summary report

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