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 Kris Stokking
    Tue, 7 Jun 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.
  • Sonia
    Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 9:40 PM
    Hello, thank you for the new version, we were looking forward to it. But we have a problem becuase we have just upgraded to version 3.0.3 and we don´t have plans to upgrade to version 3.0.4 at the moment. Could we install the new version 3.0 of the plugin in Moodle 3.0.3 or is there any dependency?
  • Picture of Moodlerooms Development
    Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 11:13 PM
    @Sonia - Advanced Forums is a fork of Core Forums, so the version we've released may include some updates to Core Forums in version 3.0.4. Specifically, those were https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-53622 and https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-52942. It's possible that the current version of Advanced Forums will still work with Moodle 3.0.3, but that would be outside the scope of our testing and thus you may experience some issues. I'd recommend upgrading to 3.0.4 over a recommendation to change the Core version dependency in Advanced Forums.
  • Picture of Alfonso Muñoz
    Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 2:00 AM
    Hi! I word with Moodle 3.0.3, but unfortunately I am not able to upgrade to Moodle 3.0.4, only to 3.0.5 or 3.1.1. Considering that you cannot guarantee that your plugin will work properly, what would you recommend? 3.0.3, 3.0.5 or 3.1.1? Thank you very much in advance!
  • Picture of Moodlerooms Development
    Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 4:41 AM
    @Alfonso - Moodle 3.0.4 is the minimum supported version, but you may upgrade to the latest-and-greatest Stable release for Moodle 3.0. In this case, we'd recommend 3.0.5
  • Rodrigo Filgueira
    Wed, 7 Sep 2016, 4:31 AM
    Great, really great plugin, congrats! One question only. Does AF allow for participants to answer via eMail? best
  • Picture of Moodlerooms Development
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 8:16 PM
    @Rodrigo - Yes, AvF does support reply by emails.
  • Picture of Stephen Livesey
    Mon, 3 Oct 2016, 5:10 PM
    Hello,

    Is there a plan to update to 3.1?

    Cheers
    Stephen
  • Picture of Moodlerooms Development
    Mon, 3 Oct 2016, 7:29 PM
    @Stephen - we typically don't release new versions of the plugin until our corresponding release of the Moodlerooms platform, which generally occurs about 6+ months after the Core Moodle release. However, the "master" branch in the Github repository is passing all automated tests in Moodle 3.1, so you should try that version if you're looking to use Advanced Forums in a Moodle 3.1 build. You can access the Github repository by using the "Source control URL" link.
  • Picture of Laci Demeter
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016, 12:40 AM
    Hello, thank you for the information on the possibility of using Advanced Forums in a Moodle 3.1 build, and your reference to the Github repository. Could you explain it a bit further how I can access the Github repository? Should I look for the "Source control URL" link in my Moodle settings? Thank you!
  • Picture of Laci Demeter
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016, 1:26 AM
    Hello, I did find the Github repository, and the "master branch". It is working well in 3.1 v. Thank you!
  • Picture of Diego Ramos
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 9:26 PM
    Hello everyone, i have a doubt, can we lock to all comments in a a topic necessarily be anonymously? i have to eliminate the possibility of contact between forum participants
  • Picture of Kris KIm
    Mon, 5 Dec 2016, 4:42 AM
    Solr does not index Advanced Forum.
    You can fix this?
  • Picture of Michel DENIS
    Thu, 22 Dec 2016, 3:57 PM
    Anyone having tried this plugin with Moodle 3.2 ?
  • Picture of Guillermo Biot
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 11:58 PM
    Still nobody tried this plugin with Moodle 3.2?
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