Student: Forums Moodle ISU


Forums in Moodle ISU allow students to answer questions, reply to one another, and discuss specific topics. You may also choose to subscribe or unsubscribe to forums. This determines whether you receive email notifications anytime your instructor or a fellow student posts a new discussion or reply.

Note: For more information about subscribing/unsubscribing from forums see Student: Subscribing and Unsubscribing from Forums

This guide will help you to understand:

Locating Forums

  1. Login to Moodle ISU. For more information, see Student: Accessing Moodle ISU.
  2. Click on your course name.
  3. Click on the forum name.


Note: There is also a Search forums box in the upper right hand corner when you view a forum. If you already know the forum name, Type the name in the box and Click Search forums. The result will appear in a new page.


Participating in Forums

Participating in forums can be different as the teacher has full control over the information that is displayed.

  1. Click on the forum.
  2. Click on your desired forum topic. You will see the discussion and replies inside that topic.


  1. You can view, add a new topic, or reply to the discussion.  Once you have posted to the forum, you have 30 minutes to make changes to your submission.  
  1. To view a post, Click on the name of the post.
  1. To add a new topic, Click Add a new discussion topic.


  1. Depending on the forum settings selected by your instructor, you may be able reply to a post by clicking Reply.


  1. You can edit or delete your own post within 30 minutes of posting. Some forums will not allow you to reply more than once or post a new topic before replying to another post.
  2. When you are finished posting/editing, Click Post to forum.

News Forum

Located at the top of each course, the News forum contains any information or announcements that the instructor wants to share with the class. Students will not be able to reply in the News forum.


If you have any additional questions regarding Moodle ISU, contact the ITS Help Desk at 282-HELP (4357) or contact your instructor.

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