This guide provides essential insights and setup processes for utilizing Forums and Feeds effectively.
Forums and Feeds serve distinct yet interconnected purposes, each offering unique functionalities tailored to enhance your experience on our platform.
Every time a new group is created, a separate forum and feed features are automatically generated for that group. You can control the visibility and organization of these features through the Additional Settings tab.
Forums kick off with engaging topics that act as discussion threads. As users contribute by commenting or posting within a forum topic, they transform into dynamic feeds.
Creating forum topics
Select + New Topic at the top right-hand side of the page to initiate a new forum topic.
Add a descriptive Title to your posts.
Customize content with rich text and attachments, links, and media.
Accepted attachments include:
png, jpg, jpeg, gif, tiff, tif, webp, bmp, SVG.
mp4, png, quicktime, mov.
Engage with forum content by:
Following, posting, and replying to forum topics.
Liking posts, comments, and replies.
Tag or mention others using @ and their username, email, first and last name.
Interactive discussions are encouraged through an auto-tag functionality on replies, and members can also @/mention others.
Replies and comments in forums do not currently support adding images or files.
Scattered across various content, such as course home pages, feeds can be individual features activated with the Enable Feed toggle on the Course Information tab.
Adding feeds to courses
Integrating individual feeds into your courses fosters a vibrant sense of community within each learning experience. This feature empowers teachers, students, and administrators to actively engage in discussions or pose questions directly related to the course content.
To implement this feature:
Navigate to the Course editor for the desired course.
Go to the Course Information page.
Scroll down to the Course Feed section on the right-hand side.
Toggle the Add Feed to Course switch to on (defaults to off).
Add a Title for your Feed in the Feed Title section and Save your changes to ensure he course updates.
Similar to Forum topics, options for both original Feed posts and Forum topics include:
Customizing content with rich text, attachments, links, and media.
Adding descriptive titles to your posts.
Tagging or mentioning others using @ and their username, email, and first and/or last name.
Engage with feed content by:
Creating posts, comments, and replies.
Expressing appreciation by liking posts, comments, and replies.
Similar to forums, replies and comments in feeds do not currently support adding images or files.