Learn@Illinois Moodle - Forum Activity

Learn how to use the forum activity. The forum activity is a tool that allows for students to have group discussions with other members of the course in a written format.

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Examples of Using Forum Activity

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the best way to grade a Forum activity?
    The best way to grade a Forum activity is to create an Assignment activity where the grades for the Forum will be stored. Within the new Assignment, set up the UI Activity Grader in Assignment to link the forum to the assignment. 
  2. How can I ensure that my students are posting original thoughts?
    See our Curbing Cheating in Forums by Requiring Students to Post First page. 
  3. Which type of Forum should I use?
    See the Moodle.org documentation on the Forum activity .
  4. How can I use the Forum for peer review?
    Ask the students to post their work in the forum and require them to comment on each others' work. If you want students to grade each others' work, use the Workshop activity instead.
  5. How can I use the Forum for group projects?
    See Using Groups with Forums.
  6. Can I grade original posts and replies?
    Yes, the UI Activity Grader in the Assignment activity has special settings to take care of both posts and replies.

Best Practices

Groups and Groupings

Related Topics

Moodle.org Documentation