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Using MOODLE Forums (Bulletin Boards)

Forums or bulletin boards provide students with ways to connect and discuss materials outside of chat. Members of the forum group may post messages to the whole group at any time; other members may reply at any time. Messages are associated with topics or threads and ordered by posting date, so a reader coming into a discussion already in progress can quickly catch up.

Moodle Course Forums

Every class created is automatically provided with a course forum; access to that forum is restricted to enrolled students and the course teachers. Students may additionally be members of "metacourse" forums for a given area, such as Latin or science. Enrolled students can visit any of these course forums at any time through the Moodle web interface, for news on course materials, posting of papers, problems, solutions, and discussion of various topics.

Moodle Public Forums

Scholars Online supports several generic bulletin boards for its members who have special interests that transcend individual courses, such as the methodology of classical studies, mathematics, and science; experiences with the college application process; ideas on how to improve classical Christian education. There are also open threads with student initiated topics that range from evaluations of current movies, popular music, and guess-the-quote challenges to more serious debates over current topics like the presidential election. Forums are monitored to ensure that submissions are consistent with our stated Moodle Policy and Terms of Use.


Scholars Online is currently engaged in accreditation evaluation by MSA-CESS for the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses taken from Fall 2009 - Spring 2017 were fully accredited by AdvancED and NWAC. For more information on accreditation, see our Scholars Online Accreditation page.