How to add a forum or discussion board to your module

This refers to Moodle 3.6 from July 2019 onward 

How to add a forum

Creating activities: How to create a forum

Step by step

  1. Navigate to your module and click  
  2. In the relevant topic/section, click 
  3. Scroll down through ACTIVITIES and select the radio button for 'Forum'  
  4. Click Add
  5. Give the forum a Name and Description. (The Description is where the instructions or guidelines will go, or, for Single Simple Discussion, this will be the first post)
  6. Select the Forum type you want.
    There are 5 types of discussion forums (in addition to the special Announcements forum, see above)


  1. Click on the > to open the Subscription and tracking options
  2. Choose which Subscription option you want


Click Save and return to module or Save and Display

Posting messages in the forum

For any type of forum - except Single simple discussion (where the Description is the first post) - you can now go into the forum and start posting messages.

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