Technology Enhanced Learning Team


Creating a Discussion Topic in Forum

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For: Staff and StudentsApplication: Communication and Collaboration , QMplusTagged: collaboration , Investigation

Note: This guide is relevant until mid-August 2022. Guidance relevant to the new QMplus theme will then be available here

This guide covers:

It assumes you know:

Step 1: Add a Topic

  • Click on the Forum
  • To create a ‘Discussion Topic’ within your ‘Forum’, click on ADD A NEW DISCUSSION TOPIC

In the following window, one can see these options for adding details:

  1. Add the subject of this topic
  2. Add a description – Provide further information about the ideas participants should be thinking/talking about, and how they should respond.
  3. Add files (if any) – Please note, embedded images will not appear in the email notification (users need to click through the link to see the images on the QMplus forum)
  4. Select the box Mail now – – A mail now checkbox is available for teachers and admins when a new discussion is created. Checking the ‘Mail now’ box results in a notification being sent immediately to everyone subscribed to the forum, rather than after the post editing time limit.
  5. Click POST TO FORUM.

Your Forum post is then displayed. To read or comment on the discussion topic your students will need to click on the topic link.

You may find the video below of interest – Supporting student interaction with the forums & feedback tools;


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Produced by the the Technology Enhanced Learning Team at Queen Mary University of London.

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