Discussion boards are a great way to have online conversations or share information with your professor and classmates.
Go to the course page in Moodle that you would like to create a forum in. On the top of the course page, select “Social forum.” Please note: Forums are not available for every course – only if the professor has opted for forum availability.
You will be taken to the Social Forum page where you can click the blue “Add a new discussion topic” button.
Once you click that button, add a subject and message for your discussion topic. You may also add attachments or links by using the corresponding buttons in the message box.
Review your post for errors then click the blue “Post to forum” button at the bottom.
Once your forum has been posted, you will see a green confirmation message on the top of the page. Students will be notified of your post and you can edit your discussion topic 30 minutes after it has been posted.
On the main social forum page, you will see all of the discussion topics listed under “Discussion.”
To the right of each discussion topic, you will see the creator of the post, when it was last updated, the total number of replies, and a subscribe option. Subscribing to a post means you will be notified every time there is an update or reply.
If you would like to reply to a forum topic, click the post and then select “Reply” on the bottom right of the post.