Types of Forums in Moodle

  • A single simple discussion - A single discussion topic which everyone can reply to (cannot be used with separate groups) 

  • Each person posts one discussion - Each student can post exactly one new discussion topic, which everyone can then reply to 

  • Q and A forum - Students must first post their perspectives before viewing other students' posts 

  • Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format - An open forum where anyone can start a new discussion at any time, and in which discussion topics are displayed on one page with "Discuss this topic" links 

  • Standard forum for general use - An open forum where anyone can start a new discussion at any time 

NOTE: You may also view the forum types by editing the settings of the forum and viewing the “general” settings. Select the “?” (Circled in blue on screenshot below).