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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Managing and Administering Forums

image After you create your forum and when your learners are ready to post discussions, click the Forums icon from your course front page to access your forum. Click the Add a New Discussion Topic button, as shown in Figure 8-3, and you're taken to the Your New Discussion Topic page where you create a discussion.

Figure 8-3: Click the Add a New Discussion Topic button.

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Moodle provides forum tools for you and your learners:

  • Subscriptions links: Your learners see these links and have a choice to subscribe to the forum and receive all post in their e-mail. If you enabled learners to unsubscribe, they see a link in the same area on the forum page.
  • Forum instructions: These appear in the center, followed by a button to add a discussion topic. You and your learners need to click this button to start the forum. When you use a forum for the first time, take the initiative and post the first discussion to get your learners familiar with the layout.

For instructors, this forum page has three extra options:

  • Update This Forum: This button, located in the top-right corner, takes you back to the main editing page, where you can, for example, change the forum instructions.
  • Show/Edit Current Subscribers: Located with the subscriptions links, this functionality allows ...

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