Creating New Discussion TopicsFirefox is the best browser to use when accessing Moodle 2.6. Free download: http://www.mozilla.org
Whether having students pre-discuss a reading for your next class or participate in discussions as part of a fully online course, asynchronous provide opportunities for extended reflection on topics and engagement in community building exchanges.
Discussion Forums have five sub-types:
Standard Forum for General Use - All participants in the course can create an unlimited number of discussion topic threads.
Standard forum displayed in a Blog-type format - All participants can create an unlimited number of discussion topic threads.
Q & A forum - Students must submit a reply to the initial discussion post before viewing the replies of other participants.
Each person posts one discussion - Every participant in the course is allowed to create only one discussion topic thread. Replying to other posts is unlimited.
A single simple post - The text in the Forum Introduction becomes the initial discussion topic post. Replies are unlimited, but no additional discussion topics can be added.
To create a new discussion topic:
1. Login to your Moodle course
2. Click on the Forum you want to add a new discussion topic to
3. Choose Add a new discussion topic
4. Fill in the Subject and Message boxes
5. Post to forum once your new discussion topic is complete
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