Posting responses to discussion forums in moodle (for teachers)

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  • 1. Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers)
  • 2. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) After logging in to Moodle, click on the course in which you want to post your responses in the discussion forum, say Demo Course.
  • 3. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Click on the name of the forum. In this case, we choose How to be a good Teacher.
  • 4. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Discussion topics and the creators of the topics in this discussion forum are listed on the forum’s main page.
  • 5. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Click on the topic which you want to post a response to, say “A good teacher is like a candle”.
  • 6. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Click on the Reply button in the bottom right corner of the post to post your response.
  • 7. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) A text editor will then appear. In the Subject field, the topic of the post that you are replying to is displayed.
  • 8. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) In the Message text box, type in your message. The text box is a mandatory field.You can include images, web links, etc in your message. (You may refer to the self-learning materials Learning HTML Editor in Moodle, Using HTML Editor to Add a Hyperlink in Moodle Course and Using HTML Editor to Insert an Image in Moodle to learn how to use the HTML editor.)
  • 9. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) In the Subscription field, you can set your subscription preference on whether or not you would like to receive email notifications for messages posted in this forum. (Please note that the setting will take effect immediately once it is selected until you change it again.)
  • 10. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) By default, Send me email copies of posts to this forum is set. It means that you will receive an email notification whenever a message is posted in the forum.
  • 11. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) If you select the option I don’t want email copies of posts to this forum, NO email notifications will be sent to you when messages are posted in the forum.
  • 12. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) You can attach a file to your message to provide additional information. To do so, click on the Browse ... button next to the Attachment field to select the file to be uploaded from your computer. (Please note that the size of an attached file should not exceed 10 MB.)
  • 13. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) By default, the Mail now box is not checked and the email notification of this post will be sent to the course participants 30 minutes after you post it to the forum. (Please note that the Mail now function is not available to students, i.e. the email notifications of their posts will only be sent to the course participants 30 minutes after their posts are posted to the forum).
  • 14. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) If the Mail now check box is checked, the email notification will be sent to the course participants immediately after you have posted the message.
  • 15. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Lastly, click on the Post to forum button to finish.
  • 16. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) After posting your message, you will receive an acknowledgement. As the Mail now check box is NOT checked in this case, you will be reminded that you will have 30 minutes to edit your post.You can revise your post within this period if you wish to. In fact, teachers are eligible to edit posts in the forums any time.
  • 17. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Click on the Continue button to return to the discussion page.
  • 18. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Your response is then posted.
  • 19. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) If you want to edit or remove your post, click on the Edit or Delete button accordingly.
  • 20. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) If there is a long list of responses and you want to view the parent post (i.e. the original post that the messages are replying to), click on the Show parent button.
  • 21. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) You can also split a discussion at any particular post using the Split function. Click on the Split button.
  • 22. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) A new discussion is formed and you are advised to rename it. Type the name of the new discussion in the Discussion name field, say ‘Teachers as Role Models’ in this case. Then click on the Split button to confirm.
  • 23. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) The selected post will then become a new discussion topic. The posts replying to it will also be transferred to this new discussion. Click on “How to be a good Teacher” to return to the forum’s main page.
  • 24. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) The new topic is now listed on the discussion forum’s main page.
  • 25. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Click on the Demo Course button to return to the course’s front page.
  • 26. Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology Moodle Series: Posting Responses to Discussion Forums in Moodle (For Teachers) Web page: http://www.ied.edu.hk/lttc Email: lttc@ied.edu.hk This learning series numbered MOT622-12.07.v1 of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong License.