Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Forum General Settings


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For instructions on creating a forum, see Add a Forum.

General Forum Settings

The General forum settings is where instructors choose what type of discussion they want.

  • Forum Name (required): This entry allows the user to title the discussion forum.
  • Description (optional): This entry allows the user to provide a description of the discussion forum or to add any additional information that may be pertinent to the discussion.
    • NOTE: For a Single Simple Discussion, the description is the post to which students respond. It should include the question or topic to be discussed.
  • Display description on course page (check box): This check box allows the user to display the description underneath the discussion forum link on the course page. 
  • Forum Type: There are 5 types of Forums.
    • A single simple discussion: A single discussion topic which everyone can reply to (CANNOT be used in Group mode)
    • Each person posts one discussion: Each student can post exactly one new discussion topic, which everyone can then reply to.
    • Q and A forum: Students must first post their perspectives before viewing other students' posts.
    • Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format: An open forum where anyone can start a new discussion at any time, and in which discussion topics are displayed on one page with 'Discuss this topic' links.
    • Standard forum for general use: An open forum where anyone can start a new discussion at any time. 

 

Forum General Settings showing forum name, description, and type


Below are screenshots of examples for each discussion type.

  • A single simple discussion:

A single simple discussion format example


  • Each person posts one discussion:
Each person posts one discussion forum example

  • Q and A forum:
Q and A format  forum example

  • Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format:
Standard with a blog-like display format forum example

  • Standard forum for general use:
Standard for general use forum example




Referenced from: Moodle

 

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