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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 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.

  • 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?
  • John Provasnik at Moodle Moot US
    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
  • Picture of Eric Katchan
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016, 9:43 PM
    Hello Kris, the new version still has a postgres error when replying to forum post. I have mad an entry in the bug tracker.

  • Picture of Chris S
    Thu, Mar 24, 2016, 8:50 PM
    I would like to have the advanced editor as the default. Or, at least give me the option to turn it on/off.
  • Picture of Erica Bithell
    Mon, May 23, 2016, 5:08 PM
    Hello, do you have any plans to release a version for Moodle 3.0?
  • Picture of thiago oliveira
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016, 9:20 PM
    Is it possiblie to see all posts from a student? I need this to use in Moodle 2.4.
  • Picture of Kris Stokking
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016, 9:46 PM
    @Thiago - the capability is not available in the plugin itself, but that information should be queryable in your Moodle database fairly easily.
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