Experimental ::: mod_forumqta
Maintained by Leyun Xia, Centre e-learning HES-SO Cyberlearn
ForumQ2A is a new forum activity based on the open source platform Question2Answer(
Latest release:
34 sites
16 fans
Current versions available: 3

Warning: This plugin uses a third party library that supports old PHP/MySQL drivers only. It cannot be installed on Moodle sites running on other databases or using other drivers such as MySQLi.

New version now supports MySQLi.

ForumQ2A is a new forum activity based on the open source platform Question2Answer( It will be possible for the users to:

  • ask their questions
  • write their answers
  • vote for the best answers
  • comment on other people’s answers
  • sort questions by the number of answers or views
  • add tags to questions

Teachers can also perform the following actions:

  • select the best answer
  • manage the questions reported as inappropriate


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Leyun Xia (Lead maintainer)
Centre e-learning HES-SO Cyberlearn
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  • Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 12:11 AM
    Thank you David. We are going to add support for the mysqli extension in the next update.
  • Tue, Jun 28, 2016, 5:16 PM
  • Fri, Jul 1, 2016, 4:10 AM
    Hi Leyun,

    Is this nice plugin fully compatible with 3.1?

  • Tue, Jul 12, 2016, 9:54 PM
    Hi Leyun,

    That's what I was looking for! Thank you.

    Do you plan to extend functionality?

    It'll be great if you add some base q2a features:

    - search elements by keyword
    - delete (not hide) elements
    - moodle avatars in users rating
    - categories!
    - number of questions views
    - tags managment

    Big thanks again for that project!

  • Mon, Sep 26, 2016, 9:09 PM
    Hi Leyun,
    Any estimate on when we can expect the update that supports mysqli?
  • Sun, Oct 2, 2016, 4:48 AM
    how to change the template?
    Why is the question of only one person can answer? (The rest can only komentirovat)
  • Sun, Oct 2, 2016, 4:56 AM
    with answers figured out (I did not see the button)
    how to change the template?
  • Sun, Oct 2, 2016, 5:44 AM
    how to make that guest could not answer?
  • Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 1:49 AM
    answer my questions
  • Thu, Dec 15, 2016, 1:07 AM
    This is a exactly what I'm looking for to use in our community forums.
    Any chance to get a version for Moodle 3.2 that work with MySQLi?
    You would make a lot of people happy if there was such a version soon smile
  • Wed, Apr 12, 2017, 5:35 PM
    The plugin now uses MySQLi and supports Moodle 3.2
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Wed, Apr 12, 2017, 7:50 PM

    Any estimate on when we can expect the update that supports PostgreSQL?
  • Wed, Apr 12, 2017, 8:04 PM
    Hi Ricardo:
    as Question2Answer only supports MySQL so far, and I can't find any information about when they will make it compatible with PostgreSQL, I don’t think we will have an update for PostgreSQL in the near future. Sorry for that.
  • Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 6:32 AM
    Hi Leyun,
    I work for the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have modified the pre-3.2 version of this plugin so that it:
    1. Records user points separately per module instance.
    2. Settings available: user points values, anonymizing user names, showing/hiding user scores, disabling/enabling voting or just downvotes on questions or answers.
    3. Uses mysqli.
    4. Exports user points and whether they participated as a CSV file so that instructors can manually grade the activity.

    As you can expect, the modifications are pretty extensive. If you would like a copy of this, I can make it available to you.

  • Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 4:07 PM
    @Diane Soini: I would be interested to test the pre-3.2 version of this plugin. Can you share the copy please?
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