Post to a Forum

On this page:

Post a new thread

  1. From your course homepage, click the link to the Forum.
  2. At the top of the list of threads, click Add a new discussion topic. The editing screen will open.
  3. In the Subject field, type a subject.
  4. In the Message field, type or paste your message. To upload a file, click on Choose File and follow the upload steps.
  5. Click Post to forum. After you've posted, you will have 30 minutes to edit your post before the post is distributed by email to subscribers. (You can still edit your post after this.)

Reply to a thread

  1. Click the link to the Forum.
  2. Click on the name of the thread in the forum.
  3. At the bottom right of the post you want to reply to, click Reply.
  4. In the Message field, type or paste your response. To upload a file, click on Choose File and follow the upload steps. Image of replying to a forum
  5. Click Post to forum.

Email subscriptions

When you are subscribed to a Forum, you will be automatically emailed copies of all posts to that Forum.

You are subscribed to a Forum when your instructor subscribes you, you subscribe yourself, or you post to a Forum.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to a Forum:

  1. Click the link to the Forum you want to visit.
  2. From the top right of the window, click Subscribe to/Unsubscribe from this forum.

Please note that if an instructor subscribes you to a Forum, you may not be able to unsubscribe.

Tips

  • If you are posting a long message,type your response in a word processing program on your computer first, so that you can save changes and avoid losing any work. Because for security reasons Moodle times out after 30 minutes, you may be logged out of Moodle before saving your work. You could also lose your work if your browser or computer freezes.
  • If copying and pasting from Microsoft Word inserts strange code in your Moodle post, edit your post to remove the code. In the future, try using Google Docs or a plain text editor, like Notepad or TextEdit.

Video Tutorial

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