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The forum activity in Course Site allows participants in a course site to exchange ideas and have discussions.

There are 5 types of forums, each designed with a very specific educational purpose.

Here is an excerpt from the Moodle documentation for Forum Settings:

Standard Forums


Special Purpose Forums




Here is a link to help determine the correct forum type to use in your course: https://docs.moodle.org/32/en/Forum_activity

You may also choose to use an OUBlog as it has some additional functionality not offered in the coursesite forums.

NoteAnnouncement forum is a special type of forum that is automatically created with a new course.

Here is a link to General information about Forums.

If you would like to discuss the use of Forums in your course site, please contact an Instructional Technologist.


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