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 forum:
1. Login to your Moodle course.
2. Turn your editing on.
3. Click Add an Activity or resource
4. Select Forum and click Add
5. Fill in the forum name, type, and Introduction
Make sure your message is properly displayed in the forum.
If you see typos or other problems, you can always go back in and edit your work. Students have 30 minutes to edit their discussion posts.
6. Customize and build your Forum using the provided optional settings
7. Click Save and return to course once you are finished customizing your forum
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