Login to course and Turn editing on, located on the black bar at the top under ‘Course Administration’.
Click on the “Add an activity or resource” , there is a pop-up window that will have all the activities and resources listed.
In an existing forum, the following settings can be found in Settings > Forum administration > Edit settings.
A short name of the forum (e.g. “Ice Breaker”), which will be displayed on the course homepage.
There are five forum types to choose from:
A single simple discussion – A single discussion topic which everyone can reply to (cannot be used with separate groups).
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 (Default) – An open forum where anyone can start a new discussion at any time.
Place the description of the forum here. It has the standard Moodle HTML editor tool-bar to assist the teacher.
TIP: It is a good practice to include precise instructions for students regarding the subject of the forum and the rating and grading criteria that might be used in this forum.
Set the subscription mode by default it is set to Optional. Note there will be a 30 minute editing timer placed on each posting and/or reply.
Optional subscription – Participants can choose whether to be subscribed.
Forced subscription – Everyone is subscribed and cannot unsubscribe.
Auto subscription – Everyone is subscribed initially but can choose to unsubscribe at any time.
Subscription disabled – Subscriptions are not allowed
Note: If a person is subscribed to the forum, they will get an email for every posting and reply.
Participants can track read and unread messages in the forum and in discussions. By default participants will see if there are any unread posts per forum.
The Maximum attachment size that may be attached to a forum post will first be determined by the Moodle site settings (2MB). The teacher may want a smaller size limit for the forum. Server file capacity, student downloading speeds and discouraging images in a document centered discussion are a few reasons to limit file size.
Maximum number of attachments – This setting specifies the maximum number of files that can be attached to a forum post.
Post threshold for blocking – Students can be blocked from posting more than a given number of posts in a given time period.
Grade – This setting controls the category in which this activity’s grades are placed in the Gradebook. Only if you have the categories set up in the Gradebook.
Set the ratings if this forum will have points, that will count towards the final grade. Point scale 1-300 possible
Common Module settings – Group settings, Group Mode – When course group mode is turned on, the group mode can be one of three levels: No groups, Separate groups or Visible groups.
Restrict access settings – The restrict access section asks for the conditions when the activity (or resource) should be visible. This can be based upon dates, and/or score ranges of other activities and/or if other activities are considered completed. Note that ALL access restrictions (date, grade condition, activity completion condition) have to be met in order for the activity to be made available.
Save or Cancel
-Allows to save and go back to main Moodle page.
– Allows to save and display new page/activity.
– will not save any changes, and send back to main Moodle page.