Creating Forums for Discussion  Dave Powers School District of Clayton
Go to Your Course <ul><li>LOGIN </li></ul><ul><li>CLICK ON YOUR COURSE </li></ul>
1) Turn Editing On <ul><li>Click on the “Turn Editing On” button in top right hand corner </li></ul>
2) Next, Add a Forum <ul><li>Click on  Add an Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Choose  Forum  from the drop down menu </li></ul>
3) General Forum Settings <ul><li>Type a name for the forum </li></ul><ul><li>Then Click on the forum type menu and select...
3) General Forum Settings (Continued) <ul><li>Type the question or topic for discussion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The font si...
3) General Forum Settings IMPORTANT!!! <ul><li>Change  Force Everyone to be Subscribed  to “Subscriptions not allowed” </l...
4) RSS Settings <ul><li>Set  RSS feed for this activity  to  Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Set the Number of RSS recent articles...
5) Grade & Post Threshold” Settings You Don’t Need to Worry About <ul><li>You don’t need to change anything in this sectio...
6) Common Module Settings <ul><li>Group mode: change only if you want to divide student into groups </li></ul><ul><li>Visi...
7) Click Save Changes NOW YOU ARE READY TO BEGIN DISCUSSION!!!
Advanced Forum Tips: (Archiving) <ul><li>After you have many  single simple discussions , you can move all of them into on...
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A presentation covering how to set up a single simple discussion forum in moodle. The presentation includes some advice for first time users.

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Adding a Simple Single Discussion

  1. 1. Creating Forums for Discussion Dave Powers School District of Clayton
  2. 2. Go to Your Course <ul><li>LOGIN </li></ul><ul><li>CLICK ON YOUR COURSE </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1) Turn Editing On <ul><li>Click on the “Turn Editing On” button in top right hand corner </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2) Next, Add a Forum <ul><li>Click on Add an Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Forum from the drop down menu </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3) General Forum Settings <ul><li>Type a name for the forum </li></ul><ul><li>Then Click on the forum type menu and select the type of forum you would like. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is recommended to start with a single simple discussion </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 3) General Forum Settings (Continued) <ul><li>Type the question or topic for discussion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The font size is defaulted as 8 point font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I recommend changing the font size to 14 pt. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 3) General Forum Settings IMPORTANT!!! <ul><li>Change Force Everyone to be Subscribed to “Subscriptions not allowed” </li></ul><ul><li>Turn Read Tracking On </li></ul><ul><li>And Change the Maximum attachment size to 2MB </li></ul>Should look like this after changing settings
  8. 8. 4) RSS Settings <ul><li>Set RSS feed for this activity to Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Set the Number of RSS recent articles to Posts </li></ul><ul><li>When finished, it should look like this… </li></ul>
  9. 9. 5) Grade & Post Threshold” Settings You Don’t Need to Worry About <ul><li>You don’t need to change anything in this section at all </li></ul>
  10. 10. 6) Common Module Settings <ul><li>Group mode: change only if you want to divide student into groups </li></ul><ul><li>Visible: Choose to Show to students or to Hide for later use </li></ul><ul><li>(You are probably ready to start. If so, set to Show ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. 7) Click Save Changes NOW YOU ARE READY TO BEGIN DISCUSSION!!!
  12. 12. Advanced Forum Tips: (Archiving) <ul><li>After you have many single simple discussions , you can move all of them into one general forum for archiving. </li></ul>
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