Forum Template Directions
Posted by Bonnie Tensen on 06 September 2019 02:51 PM

The Content Editor (toolbar) in Moodle forums has templates so you can quickly create robust directions that clearly communicate your expectations. 

  1. Create a forum (or if you already have created the forum, click "Edit/edit settings" to the right of the forum 

    edit settings

  2. In the "Description" area, expand the content editor by clicking the square "Toggle."

    Expand the content editor

  3. Locate and click on the square icon to "insert predefined template content." [Note: if you are using the Atto editor, this icon might appear in a slightly different position on the toolbar than shown below.]

    Click the "insert predefined template content" button

  4. Scroll down and click on "Forum directions:

    Image of Step 4

  5. You will see the template that includes instructions about deadlines and how to post. Click "Insert."

    Insert template

  6. Once you have inserted the template, you can customize the instructions to fit your course schedule and assignment demands.

    Edit the template

  7. If you are using a Q&A style forum it is very important that you inform students of the differences (in how they will post/when they will see other students' posts). In the "insert predefined template content" dropdown list, there is also a template for that type of forum.

    instructions for Q&A forums
Last Modified: 2022/05/20

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