I added a forum (or forums) to my Moodle course. How do I view all the forum posts by a particular student?

The Moodle Forum activity is a great way to generate course-related discussions by your students and to learn how your students are interacting with your course materials. When a forum has active participation by students, with posts and replies, it's also a great way for students to practice writing for an actual audience. In order to ensure that students are actually participating in the forum, we recommend that you include such participation in the course grading scheme.  You might consider requiring students not only to launch individual posts to the forum, but also to reply to posts by their classmates.  If you are grading forum participation by your students, you can see all of a particular student's posts in forum discussions in your course as follows:

  1. Log in to Moodle at https://moodle.bucknell.edu, and click on the link for your course in the Current Course List module on the right-hand side of the page.
  2. In the Administration block on the right-hand side of the page, click on the "Users" link and then "Enrolled users":


  3. In the list of participants, in the name column, click on the name of one of your students.
  4. Among the tabs in the top-middle of the page ("About me," "Courses", and "More"). click on the "More" tab, then, in the "Miscellaneous" box near the center of the screen, click on the "Forum posts" link:

    More Tab                  
    Forum Posts Link

  5. Moodle will list all of the posts by that student on a single page, providing information about the forum to which the posts were contributed, the particular thread within the forum, the date and time of the post, etc. You can scroll down on the page to read all those contributions.  (Please note that the "Forum discussions" link just below "Forum posts" lists only those posts where a student launched a new discussion thread.  The "Forum posts" link provides the most comprehensive record of student participation, because it includes initial posts and replies to other students.)
  6. When you are finished with that particular student, you can use the bread-crumb trail at the top of the page to return to the Participants list, repeating steps 3 through 5 above to view the forum posts of another student in your course:

    Return to Participants List


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Thu 12/5/19 9:22 AM
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