Forums provide an area to post topics and have general discussions. Teachers can use forums to continue classroom discussions, to assess students' understanding of a reading selection or class concept, and for peer review assignments. There are a wide variety of forum strategies that you can use to reduce your workload in large classes, and encourage students to post thorough topics and replies.
Note: Every iLearn course has an Announcements forum at the top of the course page. The Announcements forum is a special type of forum that only teachers may post to. This forum is designed for teachers to post upcoming announcements for the course for all students to see. Forum announcements are delivered to course participants' SFSU email addresses daily at ~3am.
- From the course page, in the upper right corner, select the Edit icon (⚙) and select Turn editing on.
- In the week/section you want to add the forum, select the +Add an activity button.
- In the menu list, under Activities, select Forum and the Add button.
- Modify the settings for your forum according to your needs. See the below chart for a description on some of the settings available to change.
Recommendation: If you are looking for the simplest forum type, the only settings you need to enter are the Forum name and Description. If you are unsure about a setting, we recommend leaving it at its default.
- Select the Save and return to course button.
For additional assistance, contact the iLearn Help Desk: (415) 405-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org, LIB 220