Inserting a forum

FELIX 30-050

What you need to know

Visible communication

The forum makes communication and discussion of general questions visible for all participants. Recurring questions only have to be answered once. This ensures that all students basically have the same level of information. Students can ask and answer questions.

What you have to do

  1. In your course, click on "Course editor" under "Administration" (top left).

    • The course editor will open.

  2. In the course structure (left), activate the course element under which the new element is to be inserted.
    Under "Insert course elements" (above) in the category "Communication and collaboration" select the "Forum" element. Alternatively, you can use the "Quick-Add" search function.

    • You can also move the element later by dragging and dropping.

  3. To rename the course element, enter the title that is displayed in the course under "Title". Abbreviate the title in the "Title in course menu" field if necessary.
    "Save" your entries.

    • The "Title in course menu" will be displayed in the menu on the left. Since the menu has a fixed width, a maximum of 25 characters is recommended.

    • Under "Insert additional information" below, you can enter, for example, learning objectives and instructions for learners.

    • Under "Visibility" and "Access" you can regulate the visibility and access to the block if required, e.g. depending on the group or date (see Helpcard 30-002).

    • Under "Configuration" you can give students the option of writing posts under a pseudonym. The pseudonym can be protected by users with a password so that only this user can use this pseudonym. Without password protection, the same pseudonym can be used by several users. With the option "Pseudonym activated in individual forum post", a pseudonym already used by the user is reused unless the user chooses a new pseudonym. The last option is only displayed if the option "Allow posts with pseudonym" is selected.

    • Under User rights you can set additional rights. By default, course owners and coaches have extended moderation rights (e.g. can edit, delete all forum posts, prioritize topics, etc.) and participants can "only" create posts.

  4. Click the red cross (top right) to close the course editor. Select the "Publish automatically" option to publish the change. 

    • The new element is not displayed in the course view until it has been published.

  5. Write a post with "Open discussion topic" and publish it with "Save".
    Comment on a post by selecting it and clicking on "Reply with quote" or "Reply without quote".

Problems or questions?