• Training Room

    STEP - Setting Up a Basic Forum
    Provider   Education Enhancement - OSDU

    This Zoom Taught course introduces participants to the pedagogical considerations of setting up a meaningful discussion forum. It will also provide a student perspective of using such and supervised practical experience in setting-up and configuring this flexible active learning tool.

Duration 1 hour 30 mins

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Teaching and Admin Staff

This online interactive session will introduce the pedagogical considerations that should underpin the use of discussion forums in order to make the most of their potential as active learning tools. As well as affording a student perspective of engaging with discussion fora, practical supervised experience of setting up, configuring and priming a discussion forum will also be provided. The session will also signpost students to support available for more advanced use of this key active learning tool.

Participants will be able to:


·         Recognise the pedagogical benefits and applicability of the various types of discussion forum across key teaching and administrative contexts

·         Provide clear guidance on what is expected of forum participants in order to stimulate engagement and meaningful discussion

·         Set up, configure and prime a discussion forum in MyPlace

Know how to access support for more advanced use of discussion forums

This course is not part of a series and will run again.

Delivered By: Education Enhancement Team


- Completion of Getting Started in MyPlace or equivalent experience using a Moodle-based VLE - A PC or laptop computer - A stable broadband connection - audio (and ideally webcam) enabled and tested via https://zoom.us/test

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.