Forums in Moodle - Student support
Writing a new message in a forum
The forums in a course can have different purposes and functionalities and the forum "News forum" is for messages from the teacher. Only teachers can write messages in this forum.
In other forums, both the teachers and students can write, but there may be other features too.
An example is the group forum, where only members of the same study group can write to each other. In order to post a new topic in a forum, click on forum's title, and then click the button "Add a new topic":
Here you write a "Subject" (1) and your "Message" (2). Note that you must enter data in both these fields, else not sent your message.
You can upload any "Attachments" (3) and finally you post your message by clicking on the "Post to forum" button (4).