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1.8.2 HSU Forum Enhancements

Forum Enhancements from Humboldt State University. This project includes enhancements in the following areas:

  • 1. Navigation - Sequential View of posts
  • 2. Subscribe to a thread/topic
  • 3. Allow Anonymous forums
  • 4. Sort posts in order by name or topic creation date
  • 5. Expand/Collapse discussion topic display

We'd appreciate your comments on this project. A significant portion of the design, development, quality assurance and documentation was completed by our student development and support team.

Documentation and installation files are available at:


Forum Discussion is at: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=91206

This work is being released under GPL license and was completed with the support of a Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration.


Important Note: The HSU forums module has been developed on a 1.8.2 version of Moodle. While we have had good results with 1.8.x and 1.9, we recommend you proceed cautiously if you are running a later version, as it is a modification to a Moodle core module and Moodle core block.

In these instructions the moodle/ directory is assumed to be the main Moodle directory. Replace moodle/ with whatever your main Moodle directory is called.

  • 1. Copy the mod/forum directory to your moodle/mod folder this will overwrite your forums module.
  • 2. Copy the blocks/recent_activity directory to your moodle/blocks folder. This will overwrite your current recent activity block.
  • 3. Copy the lang/en_utf8/help/forum directory to your moodle/lang/en_utf8/help directory. This will overwrite your moodle/lang/en_utf8/help/forum directory.
  • 4. Copy the lang/en_utf8/forum.php file to your moodle/lang/en_utf8/ folder. This will overwrite your moodle/lang/en_utf8/forum.php file.
  • 5. Copy the user/editlib.php file to your moodle/user/ folder. This will overwrite your current moodle/user/editlib.php file.
  • 6. Navigate to your Moodle install and click on the notifications link under the site admin block to update the database and capabilities.

Project Contributors included:

  • Sam Chaffee
  • Chris Stones
  • Ray Thompson
  • Phillip Jensen
  • Allisun O'Connell
  • Jon Skulski
  • Colin Leslie
  • Jason Hardin
  • Dr. Kathy Munoz
  • Joan Van Duzer
  • Bill Evans