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Moodle’s News Forum feature is a convenient way for you to communicate to students with timely information.  Use it, for example, to make announcements about changes to the schedule, reminders about upcoming assignments or any other information you want to communicate to the entire class.  By posting it to the news forum in Moodle, you’ll have more time in class for teaching.

The News Forum is available by default in every Moodle course.  You will find a link to it posted at the top of your course page:

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The News Forum also displays as a Block in the right column labeled Latest News:

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To add an announcement to the News Forum:

1. Click on Add a new topic in the Latest News block.

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2. Enter the subject and content of your message in the corresponding fields. This is a “rich text editor”, meaning that you can change the text in the body of your message much like you can in a word processor.  You can also add links and embed images, audio or video.

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3. When you are ready to post your message, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Post to forum.  All students in your class are subscribed to the forum, so they will receive an email whenever you post a new item to the forum.  Note: a course must first be published in order for News Forum posts to be delivered by email.

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