Ask Me Anything sessions: Mon-Fri 9–10 am, 3–4 pm


Adding a forum

The default for this activity is a Standard forum for general use. Students are able to start new topics, reply to the lecturer's posts and see each other’s replies. See notes on other Forum types at the bottom of this help page.

By default, Forums are not graded. See Grading forums for marking options.

  1. On the top right-hand corner of your Moodle page, switch the Edit mode toggle to on.
    Full view of moodle page, with a red arrow pointing to the Edit mode toggle.
  2. Select Add an activity or resource at the bottom of your chosen week/section/topic.
    Add an activity or resource section selected with a black rectangle.

  3. Select the Activities tab.
    Activities tab selected with a red rectangle.

  4. Select Forum from the Activities menu.
    Activities tab open with 'Forum' selected with a red rectangle.

  5. Give your forum a Forum name, a Description and select the Forum type (see the bottom of this page)

    Forum general settings highlighted with a red rectangle.

  6. Finally, select Save and return to paper or Save and display.

    Save and return to paper and Save and display buttons selected with a black rectangle.

Forum types

  • A single simple discussion
    Only one topic, started by the lecturer, is allowed. Best suited for short-term, focused conversations.
  • Each person posts one discussion
    Each student may start one new topic. Students are not limited in the number of replies they can post within those topics.
  • Q and A forum
    A lecturer posts one topic, e.g. poses a question to students. Students must post their response before they can view other students’ responses.
  • Standard forum for general use
    Allows multiple topics arranged in a threaded conversation. Students may start new topics.
  • Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format
    Allows multiple topics, listed with the most recent topic at the top of the page and replies behind a link. Students may start new topics.

Anonymous posts

You can no longer be Anonymous on Forum posts. However, you can use the Anonymous Discussion activity.

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