Forums are one of Moodle's most powerful features. A well-run class forum can stimulate thoughtful discussion, motivate students to become involved, and result in unexpected insights.
You can add any number of forums to a course, and also to the site's Front Page. Anyone with access to the course will have access to the forums. You can use group mode to limit access to a forum to specific groups.
When a student enters a forum, the student sees the description entered during creation of the forum, as shown in the following screenshot:
When writing a forum posting, the student uses the same online, WYSIWYG editor that you see when creating web ...