Activities: Advanced Forum

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

Advanced 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.

Advanced 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.


Advanced forums are design by Mooodlerooms in partnership with The University of Montana.

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  • Picture of Mikael Kurula
    Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 8:19 PM
    I can answer my own question. We installed Advanced forum in Moodle 3.3 and it seems to work fine at a first look. No installation errors and a limited functionality test revealed no problems.
  • Picture of Juan F
    Sun, 18 Jun 2017, 2:56 AM
    With Moodle 3.2, all 'Single Simple Discussion Forums' will no longer show 'author image or name' of the first post. It would be a blessing if this plugin could be updated to replicate this same feature.
  • Picture of Mathieu Pelletier
    Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 10:49 PM
    @Anu Laitakari Hi Anu, my search and all functions appear to work fine.

    However, I have just discovered a rather bizarre problem with the upgrade. Though everything appears to function properly, several posts from students have been truncated. Their posts are present in the upgrade, but for some strange reason they are much shorter than in my backup. I have only discovered this after being on the new system for two weeks, so I will need to copy the old posts to the new system or write some kind of script to do it! :S
  • Picture of cx MOODLE
    Fri, 25 Aug 2017, 11:12 PM
    HI,

    After installing the Advanced forum, I proceeded to try it out on the Moodle Mobile App where I was shown a message "UH OH, this plugin is not supported, view in browser"
    Is this plugin supported by the Mobile App?
    If it is supported, can anyone shed some light as to why I get this message?
  • Picture of David Scotson
    Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 12:46 AM
    Hi,

    the module is not currently supported in the mobile app. When the work was originally done to add support it hit some limitations with the mobile apps ability to interact with 3rd party modules which prevented it from working. It is intended to support the app at some point, but I'm not sure when that is currently scheduled to be delivered.
  • Picture of Const Found
    Mon, 9 Oct 2017, 6:19 PM
    Can someone help me with this error. Im using Moodle 3.1 and Advance Forum ( 3.1.3 2016121300)

    ( ! ) Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$user in /var/www/moodle3/mod/hsuforum/view.php on line 79
    Call Stack
    # Time Memory Function Location
    1 0.0010 267336 {main}egg ../view.php:0
    Skip to main content
    .

    ( ! ) Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$user in /var/www/moodle3/mod/hsuforum/discuss.php on line 97
    Call Stack
    # Time Memory Function Location
    1 0.0005 234968 {main}egg ../discuss.php:0
    Skip to main content
    .

    Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: User id is required when printing user avatar image.

    Debug info:
    Error code: codingerror
    Stack trace:
    line 214 of /lib/outputcomponents.php: coding_exception thrown
    line 2488 of /lib/outputrenderers.php: call to user_picture->__construct()
    line 1622 of /mod/hsuforum/renderer.php: call to core_renderer->user_picture()
    line 1590 of /mod/hsuforum/renderer.php: call to mod_hsuforum_renderer->simple_edit_template()
    line 364 of /mod/hsuforum/renderer.php: call to mod_hsuforum_renderer->simple_edit_post()
    line 256 of /mod/hsuforum/renderer.php: call to mod_hsuforum_renderer->discussion()
    line 5695 of /mod/hsuforum/lib.php: call to mod_hsuforum_renderer->discussion_thread()
    line 280 of /mod/hsuforum/discuss.php: call to hsuforum_print_discussion()



    ( ! ) Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$user in /var/www/moodle3/mod/hsuforum/view.php on line 79
    Call Stack
    # Time Memory Function Location
    1 0.0010 267336 {main}egg ../view.php:0
    Skip to main content
    .

    ( ! ) Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$user in /var/www/moodle3/mod/hsuforum/discuss.php on line 97
    Call Stack
    # Time Memory Function Location
    1 0.0005 234968 {main}egg ../discuss.php:0
    Skip to main content
    .

    Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: User id is required when printing user avatar image.

    Debug info:
    Error code: codingerror
    Stack trace:
    line 214 of /lib/outputcomponents.php: coding_exception thrown
    line 2488 of /lib/outputrenderers.php: call to user_picture->__construct()
    line 1622 of /mod/hsuforum/renderer.php: call to core_renderer->user_picture()
    line 1590 of /mod/hsuforum/renderer.php: call to mod_hsuforum_renderer->simple_edit_template()
    line 364 of /mod/hsuforum/renderer.php: call to mod_hsuforum_renderer->simple_edit_post()
    line 256 of /mod/hsuforum/renderer.php: call to mod_hsuforum_renderer->discussion()
    line 5695 of /mod/hsuforum/lib.php: call to mod_hsuforum_renderer->discussion_thread()
    line 280 of /mod/hsuforum/discuss.php: call to hsuforum_print_discussion()
  • Picture of Alec Myers
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 5:34 AM
    Is there a way to include an Advanced Forum in more than one course? For instance by including a virtual link to the forum in a second course? Obviously it's up to me to make sure that the users have the right permissions etc. - but can that be done?
  • Picture of Ed Beck
    Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 1:22 AM
    If we have downloaded and installed the Moodlerooms Grader from the open Git Repository, is there a version somewhere of this plugin that still has the ability to upload feedback files and use Advanced Grading methods like rubrics, grading guides, and checklists?

    I understand that those features were removed from the open source version because without the Grader plugin it would break things, but since the grader plugin is available, how can site administrators add back in those functions.
  • Picture of Sam Chaffee
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 1:00 AM
    Ed Beck, do you have $CFG->mod_hsuforum_grading_interface = true; in your config.php? I think that should enable using those features with Moodlerooms Grader.
  • Picture of Ed Beck
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 3:41 AM
    @Sam Chaffee: Thanks for your response, I know its hard giving support questions in these forums, so I appreciate it.

    When I add that line of code in, Advanced Grading Methods does appear, but when an instructor does try to grade it throws an error:

    Exception - Call to undefined method gradingform_rubric_instance::update_outcome_attempts()

    If there were a readme file or directions with the core hacks necessary to make this work, I think many admins might appreciate it. This is a gap in core moodle that your plugins fill nicely together. Thanks!
  • Picture of Sam Chaffee
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 7:00 AM
    Hi Ed, this is a bug in Moodlerooms Grader. I've created a ticket to address it. If possible will you bring issues like this up in the Github repos in the future? It makes going back and forth on something like this a bit easier.
  • Picture of Carina Börzel
    Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 10:26 PM
    Hello,
    we wanted to use this plugin on our moodle system.
    So we tested the plugin but we get the following message, every time we click into a discussion or leave the current page:
    "This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave - data you have entered may not be saved."

    Is there a way to disable this message?
  • Picture of David Scotson
    Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 1:44 AM
    Hi Carina,

    are you seeing this issue with all browsers? If only on a specific browser, which one(s)?
  • Picture of Carina Börzel
    Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 8:43 PM
    Hello David,

    thank you very much for your reply.
    I've just tested it again in different browsers. I have the issue with firefox (Version: 56.0.2), chrome (62.0.3202.94) and edge (25.10586.672.0). Only with the Internet Explorer (11.1176.10586.0) I don't have this issue.
  • Picture of Mike Wilday
    Tue, 28 Nov 2017, 8:23 AM
    When will this plugin be available for Moodle 3.3?
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