Create a Custom Forum

Forums can help engage students by providing a place for asynchronous discussion CLE_03-03_Forum_01.pngoutside of class time. By turning on the Forum Ratings feature, an instructor can also provide grades to students based on the quality or quantity of their participation in the forums.

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Create a Forum

To create a Forum in a CLE course:

  1. Log in to the CLE ( and go to the CLE course where you would like to add the Forum
  2. From the gear icon at the top-right select Turn editing on.
  3. Inside the course section where the Forum should be displayed, click the Add an activity or resource link.
  4. In the Activities section select the Forum activity type, then scroll to the bottom of the list and click Add. This will take you to your new Forum’s settings page, configure the setting as needed. 
    • Enter a Name for your Forum. The text entered here will be the link students will click on to enter the Forum.
    • Enter a Description; this is a good place to enter information about which topics you would like students to discuss in this particular forum. The description will be displayed to students after they click to enter the activity; you can also choose to display it on the front page of your course by checking the box
    • Select a Forum type from the drop-down menu. Most courses will use the default option (Standard forum for general use), but additional options are available.Add_discussion_forum_.gif
  5. Click Save and display or Save and return to course. 


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