Configuraciones del foro

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Nota: Esta página es acerca de Las configuraciones del foro para Moodle 3.0 y más recientes. Para la documentación anterior, vaya a 27/Configuraciones del foro .

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Un profesor puede añadir una actividad de Foro en un curso al Activar la edición y hacer click en el enlace para ' Añadir una actividad o Recurso' (o, si no estuviera presente, el menú desplegable de "Añadir una actividad") y seleccionar Foro.

Configuraciones de la actividad

To see all the settings expanded, click the link "Expand all" top right.

Give the Forum a name (which students see on the course page) and a description if required. (For the Single simple discussion forum type, your description must include the question or topic you wish to discuss.)

For forum type, see the section 'Which forum do I need?' in Actividad de foro for further details with screenshots.

Clicking the question mark icon helppopup.pngnext to any setting you don't understand will display extra help.

Anexos y número de palabras

The maximum file size that may be attached to a forum post depends on the Moodle site settings. The teacher may want a smaller size limit for the forum and should bear in mind the download speeds of the course participants.

If "Display word count" is enabled, then the number of words in forum posts will be shown at the bottom of each post.

Suscripciones al foro

When a user is subscribed to a forum it means that they will receive notification (depending on the user’s messaging settings preferences) of each new posting. By default, posts are recorded about 30 minutes after the post was first written. Depending upon the email settings of each forum member, they may be notified immediately after the 30 minute edit window is closed, or in a batch at a time fixed by the site administrator (see below).

People can usually choose whether or not they want to be subscribed to each forum. However, the teacher can choose to force subscription on a particular forum then all course users will be subscribed automatically, even those that enrol at a later time.

The subscription mode and subscribe or unsubscribe links appear in Navigation>Forum administration when viewing the forum. Teachers can quickly change the mode via the 'Subscription mode' options and view the current subscribers via the 'Show/edit current subscribers' link.


  • Forcing everyone to subscribe is especially useful in the news forum and in forums towards the beginning of the course (before everyone has worked out that they can subscribe to these emails themselves).
  • Changing the setting from "Yes, initially" to "No" will not unsubscribe existing users; it will only affect those who enrol in the course in the future. Similarly changing "Yes, initially" will not subscribe existing course users but only those enrolling later.
  • There is also a "Subscriptions not allowed" setting which prevents Students from subscribing to a Forum. Teachers may choose to subscribe to a forum if they wish.

Subscribirse a discusiones individuales del foro

In a forum with optional or auto subscription you can choose which discussions to subscribe to by clicking the 'dot' icon to the right of the discussion. An envelope tells you are already subscribed.


When you reply to a post you will see a tickbox 'Discussion subscription'. It will already be ticked if you have chosen in your forum preferences to be subscribed to discussions you post in by default. If you have chosen not to subscribe to forum discussions by default, then you can tick this box to be notified of posts from this particular thread.


If Canales RSS are enabled for the site and for forums, then an expandable section for RSS settings will appear. Here the teacher can turn RSS feeds on or off for that forum.When set to “Discussions,” the RSS feed will send out new discussions to subscribers. When set to “Posts,” the RSS feed will send out any new posts to subscribers.

Cron must be working regularly for the RSS feed to work; otherwise participants will see ' Error reading RSS data'.

Bloqueo de publicaciones

By default, course participants can post any number of messages to forums. If you want to restrict this number and block them after a certain number or time, the expandable section 'Post threshold for blocking' allows you to specify your choice. You can also send a warning that they are about to be blocked.

Calificación y valoraciones

Forums use a rating escala which you can customise. You can also set a "Grade to pass" which may be connected with Finalización de actividad and Restringir acceso o Actividades condicionales such that a student will not be able to access a follow up activity until they have obtained a required grade (rating) in the forum.

By default, only teachers can rate forum posts, though students can be given permission to do so if desired (see forum permissions below). This is a useful tool for giving students participation grades. Any ratings given in the forum are recorded in the Libro de calificaciones.

You can set an 'aggregate type' to decide how all the ratings given to posts in a forum are combined to form the final grade (for each post and for the whole forum activity). See Valoraciones for an explanation of aggregate types and which one is best for you.

Otras configuraciones

Depending on what is enabled for your site and course, you may also need to explore Configuraciones comunes del módulo, Restriccción del acceso and Finalización de actividad

If your Forum activity doesn't display as you wish, check the site settings below:

Usando Grupos con Foros

For 'Group mode' in the expandable Common module settings section allows you to specify how your forum works with groups. (Note that Single simple discussions cannot be set to separate groups as this feature is not implemented. Use a standard forum instead. ) For more information about using groups with forums, see the documentation Usando Foro The group mode setting has three options:

Configuraciones del sitio

A description for the Forum may or may not be obligatory depending on Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Common settings,

The forum module has additional settings which may be changed by an administrator in Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Forum and, for 'Maximum time to edit posts', in Administration > Site administration > Security > Site policies.

Publicaciones en foro con tiempo ajustado

Se pueden habilitar publicaciones con el tiempo ajustado desde Administración > Administración del sitio > Plugins > Módulos de actividad > Foro. Los profesores y otros usuarios con la capacidad de mod/forum:viewhiddentimedposts pueden entonces configurar un periodo a mostrar por fecha y (a partir de Moodle 3.0) hora para que aparezca la publicación en el foro.¡Nueva característica
en Moodle 3.0!

Cambiar la línea del asunto de las notificaciones del foro

Normally when forum subscribers receive emails from forums, the subject line is of the form: Course short name + Subject of post:


The subject line can be changed - for example to: Course short name + Forum name + Subject by going to Site administration>Language>Language customisation and in forum.php changing the string postmailsubject to

{$a->courseshortname} {$a->forumname} {$a->subject}


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