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.
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.