I currently have multiple forums, one for each section and a general one for the course. This is great as we use the tiles course format and it gives participants a simple place to post depending on what they are doing at the time. Administratively though, both for the trainer and the participants, it is little awkward.
What I would love is a single forum per course, that can be divided into multiple subsections (or sub forums) , thus allowing a general section, plus one sub-section for each tile section, AND then simply provide a link in each section to the correct sub forum (if this makes sense).
That way everything is together and can be browsed and searched as one forum for each course. this would be more like how a normal forum would work, such as the forum we are using at this very moment.