Open Forum

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Open forum are designed to increase engagement and provide a responsive, modern alternative to standard Moodle forums.
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Open forum are designed to increase engagement and provide a modern alternative to standard Moodle forums.

Open forum reduce complexity and work like the modern messaging systems students use every day on the web and their mobile devices.

Unlike standard forums advanced forums are responsive, so users can read and post from their mobile or tablet. Advanced forums have been specifically designed to improve the usability and accessibility of Moodle forums. 

Posting and replying are all done via ajax to save page loads, take less clicks and increase engagement, while maintaining the user's context in a discussion thread.

Open forums contain a number of additional features including the ability to see who has engaged in a discussion before you open it, a setting to show recent forum posts on the course page, subscribing to individual threads, private replies and an option to allow anonymous posting, post bookmarking, along with all the features standard Moodle forums have.

Open forums are design by Blackboard in partnership with The University of Montana.


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  • Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 8:46 AM
    Hi there guys. I just installed the hsuforum and i missed the edit reply link. My users just cant edit their reply on the post. Can anybody helps me out?
  • Mon, Oct 12, 2020, 2:18 PM
    Will the Open forum be a Moodle 3.9 compatible?
    I installed the 3.8 plugin to Moodle 3.9, but it says "You do not have the permission to view discussions in this forum".
  • Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 7:34 PM
    Display mode is missing in this plugin, how do I sort replies [latest first, oldest first] as replies wise.
  • Mon, Mar 29, 2021, 5:48 PM
    Hi, the use of the same tag (2020061100) for two apparently different versions (3.8.3 July 2020, 3.9.3 Feb 2021) is causing some confusion. Cd you confirm whether 3.9.3 is indeed a different version ? If yes, it should carry a distinctive tag, e.g. 2021022300. We've also noted the high error count for the code prechecks; could you advise on how this might affect use of the plugin in practice and whether this indicates any security concerns ? Many thanks.
  • Thu, May 6, 2021, 6:32 PM
    Hello, will you add likes to posts in the future? This can be very useful
  • Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 11:27 PM
    Hello Developers,

    Like Meir Kirshner on Wed, Jul 29, 2020, 9:55 PM and before them Thijs Himpe on Tue, Feb 25, 2020, 6:42 PM, I'd also like to know:

    | Is the open forum compatible with the Moodle mobile app?

    I am currently using the Moodle Mobile App 1.0.1 and Open Forum (hsuforum), and I get the message:

    "Uh oh!
    Your organisation installed a plugin that is not yet supported.

    Contact the site administrator and tell them you want to use this activity with the Moodle Mobile app. [etc]"

    How do I go about getting Open Forums working on the Mobile App?

    Thanks! Paul
  • Open LMS Logo
    Wed, Aug 11, 2021, 9:23 PM
    Hi Paul, we haven't added the functionality around using Open forums in the mobile app yet. We will evaluate adding it per your request.
  • Thu, Nov 25, 2021, 7:42 AM
    Hello developers, Will this plugin we available for Moodle 4.0 version as well?
  • Open LMS Logo
    Sat, Nov 27, 2021, 2:19 AM
    Hi Ridhima, this plugin will be available for Moodle 4.0, however, no more features will be added during the next releases.
  • Wed, Feb 2, 2022, 9:04 PM
    I have a problem with the plugin just installed. version 3.10.3 2021060100 - I get the error message on Submit - "There was an error with your submission: The message is required" even if there is a message in there. This does not happen when I am in advanced editor - here I can Post to Forum successfully.
  • Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 5:54 PM
    Further to recent comment - this seems to be a browser issue - I am using Opera but the Forum works well on Chrome, Safari and Edge.
  • Fri, Apr 22, 2022, 11:37 PM
    I have the same problem reported by Graham Sandersfield using firefox, any solution?
  • Thu, Sep 8, 2022, 9:36 PM
    hi..Thank You all
  • Fri, Nov 18, 2022, 11:58 PM
    el Tema Snap para versión de Moodle 4.0 cuando estará disponible
  • Sat, Nov 19, 2022, 6:41 AM
    Replying to replies does not seem to work in Moodle 4 ff.
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