Moodle 2.0: Using the Q & A Forum to Create Septines

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Moodle 2.0: Using the Q & A Forum to Create Septines

  1. 1. Moodle 2.0: Using the Q & A Forum to Create Septines Thank you to the Elevated Formation Blog athttp://mintranet.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/moodle- activity-septines-with-q-and-a-forum/ for the idea.
  2. 2. Click on Add an activity… Select Forum
  3. 3. Add a Forum name, Select Q and A forum* from the drop down menu for Forum type, and write a brief introduction or instructions. Complete the remaining items on the page based on your needs.* Why use the Q & A forum? By using this forum type,students must first post their perspectives before beingable to view other students posts.
  4. 4. Click on the link to the activity to add thediscussion questions.
  5. 5. This next step is a little confusing. Ultimately, you want the activity to look like this screen shot. Inorder to get the questions to appear in order from Start here – Question 7, you must add the last question first.
  6. 6. Click add a new discussion topic. When you get to the nextpage, remember to add thelast question that you want to be discussed first.
  7. 7. In the Subject box write the topic under discussion. In the message box, write the question or task that needs to be completed in response to the topic. Change the subscription to “I don’t want email copies of posts to this forum” otherwise your e-mail will be inundated with all of the posts. Click Post to forumContinue to add questions in reverse order using this process, until they are all in the forum.
  8. 8. When the students log in, this is what they will see. The students will click the link for the first discussion.
  9. 9. The students will click Reply to add their 7 ideas, words, or concepts.Note: Because we are using the Q & A forum, the students will not be able to see their classmates’ responses until they Reply.
  10. 10. The students will add their ideas and click Post to forum.

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