Introduction to Forums (Moodle)

Introduction to Forums (Moodle)


Welcome to the tutorial on forums. There are four types of forums. The first type of forum as you can see here, is the news forum. The main purpose of the news forum is a way for the instructors to send out mass notifications to the entire course. The next type of forum we see is the standard forum. If you click on it, you’ll see that you’re able to add to a new discussion topic. You also have the capability of discussing topics that have already been created by the other students. In doing this, you’ll be able to then reply to the other students’ topics. They will also be able to reply to your response and anyone who reads the topic can reply as well. If you decide to add a new topic, you’ll be taken to this screen where you’ll give your topic a title and then pose the question or message that you want. You can also change the subscription method. This basically controls whether you’ll be emailed or not about any new topics in the discussion. You can also attatch files here. No matter what you decide to do, once you’re done, simply click ‘Post to Forum’. The standard forum is often used for assignments and getting points; and it allows for communication and class participation in an online setting. The next type of forum is a Q&A forum. The Q&A forum is, as it sounds, a question and answer forum. Same as in the standard forum, you’re able to add a new discussion topic. By clicking on any of the discussions, you can read and reply to them. The final type of forum is a ‘simple forum’. You’re merely able to reply to a post made by the instructor. Each professor does forums differently, if you have any further questions as to how they will be graded or any other specifications, please direct those questions to your professor. Thanks for watching.

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