Viewing a discussion

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Viewing a discussion.


Display options

Reply display options
A discussion thread may be displayed in four ways. Use the pull down menu at the top of each forum discussion to select a display type.

Display replies flat, with oldest first

Some Moodle site formats display the pull down menu in a slightly different position.

Flat Forum discussion, example from middle

Display replies flat, with newest first

The discussion will be displayed in one line and the chronological order from the newest to the oldest. This is the same as the above, just a different sort order.

Display replies in threaded form

Only the post starting the discussion will be displayed in its full form; replies will be reduced to the headlines (including information about its author and date of release) and organized chronologically; moreover, replies will be shifted towards the right so that only replies to the same post were in the same line.

Posts in threaded form

Display replies in nested form

All posts are displayed in their full forms; replies will be reduced to the headlines (including information about its author and date of release) and organized chronologically; moreover, replies will be shifted towards the right so that only replies to the same post were in the same line.

"Nested reply example"

Moving a discussion

Teachers and other users with the capability to move discussions can move a discussion to any other forum in the course for which they have appropriate rights.

  1. Click on the arrow in the 'Move this discussion to...' dropdown menu in the top right corner of the page and select a destination forum.
  2. Click the Move button (in Moodle 1.9.5 onwards).

See also

  • The display of the overall forum will depend upon the type of forum the teacher sets up in the Forum settings.