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Activities: Advanced Forum

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Maintained by Picture of Chris Follin Chris Follin, Picture of Kris Stokking Kris Stokking
Moodlerooms is proud to release Advanced Forums, which enhances Moodle Forums by providing teachers and students with quick, simple views into the forums and their discussions. Allowing users to sort and search discussions easily and in multiple layouts is key to Advanced Forums increased usability. Read tracking is a feature in Advanced forums that highlights unread posts, making it even easier to manage a forum. This saves the student time in viewing and responding to posts, and saves the teacher time in finding the posts that are most relevant to the class. Teachers are empowered to create anonymous interactions with students, and can grade students through the Moodle gradebook.
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  • Picture of Forrest Doddington
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 10:26 PM
    @Kris - I saw your note above about reporting problems to tracker.moodle.org. I have added the problem I'm experiencing with the "Add a new discussion" button to the tracker system.
  • Picture of Phuong Hoang
    Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 11:04 AM
    I'm very happy when hearing that we have advanced forums with a lot of new features. Thanks for your contribution. However, I think advanced forums lack several necessary features in Text editor such as; embed google docs, slideshare, swf, flash etc. Forum users need these features to share a wide variety of materials. Why don't we integrate them directly into advanced forums instead of installing many troublesome plugins.
  • Laura F
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015, 4:24 AM
    I agree with Phuong -- embedding videos and images is an essential part of the standard forum. Many of our instructors want to switch to the advanced forum for the added functionality of private replies and anonymous posting. However, many are hesitant to switch because of this lack of functionality.

    Not sure if others are experiencing a similar issue, but another challenge is that the Advanced Editor is not loaded by default when composing a forum post (Moodle using ATTO editor). We would really appreciate having the advanced editor as the default.

    Thank you!
  • Picture of Phuong Hoang
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015, 10:15 AM
    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for having the same idea with me. I'm very surprised and don't believe that moodle forums lack "VIEWS" column; Discussion - Started by - Replies - (VIEWS???) - Last post while other open sources do. When I browse threads in forums, I often stop and read the threads with a lot of VIEWS or REPLIES - HOT threads. How can I know my students and colleagues read a certain thread? Don't ask me to have a look at LOGS!!! Very inconvenience! plz, make moodle forums look like any other forums and more functional!!!
  • Picture of Cedric Scruggs
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015, 9:12 AM
    So this is how you post on moodle ok.

    Cedric
  • Picture of Cedric Scruggs
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015, 9:13 AM
    Anyone who knows how to find someone forum please help me. I am looking for Pat Tate forum.

    Cedric
  • Picture of Mark Jones
    Sat, Sep 26, 2015, 12:00 AM
    I have installed on both moodle 2.7 and 2.8 using iis8 and ms sql 2012 and php 5.5.23 to test. I can enter forum comments with no problems but when I enter a comment on an existing comment it give the error "cannot read the database" and breaks the forum.

    Any ideals what would be causing this as I need to move it into production. mark
  • Picture of Karl Randau
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 10:21 PM
    Hi, will this plugin be upgraded to 2.9?
  • Picture of Mitja Decman
    Fri, Oct 16, 2015, 5:39 PM
    Hi, is it possible to select how many recent post are shown if "Display recent posts on course page is enabled"? Thanks
  • Picture of Colin Misbach
    Sat, Oct 17, 2015, 2:42 AM
    Hi Kris, we are using Moodle 2.8.4 and have some problems with the 2.7 version of the plugin. We would also like to keep our plugin version up-to-date. We are not slated to upgrade our Moodle sites until the new year. I understand that this fact likely is the core problem, but do we have any options? Thanks
  • Picture of Mitja Decman
    Wed, Oct 28, 2015, 4:42 PM
    Hi, is it possbile to set "Use advanced aditor" as default? Thank you. (If not, I suggest this option s a part of settings)
  • Picture of Tayla Craig
    Wed, Nov 18, 2015, 2:55 AM
    Does this forum type have the ability to allow a moderator to approve postings before they are made public to the group?
  • Picture of Matias Rosemberg
    Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 10:28 PM
    how to limit the comments in a blog hsuForum in a simple thread?
  • Picture of John Provasnik
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015, 12:36 AM
    Hi Chris/Kris -- Love the Advanced Forums... I can't believe there was a time I never used it! Suggestion: are there any intentions on updating the icon for Advanced Forums? It's very blurry which makes it look like a poor icon next to the standard icons. Also, the red orange/ green colors kind of clash. I have a Hosted moodle so can't update the icon, but I wanted to bring up my suggestions. Thanks!
  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 7:12 AM
    A new version of this plugin for Moodle 2.9 has been uploaded to the plugins repository. Corresponding repositories on Github have also been updated. There are no known issues with the new version at this time, but if you do experience a problem please ensure that you submit any issues to tracker.moodle.org.
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