Moodle forums (aka discussion boards)
Instructors can create separate forums by topic or weekly discussion.
Forums in Moodle can be setup by the course instructor to restrict access to certain functions, allowing (or preventing) the creation of new discussion threads, replies, etc. (For example, in a Q and A forum, reading posts is prevented until you yourself have responded to the question.)
Students have the option (unless the instructor requires subscription) to subscribe to a forum. Subscribing to a forum sends an email to the recipient each time someone posts a new topic or reply to the forum.
Forum discussions in Moodle can be graded by the course instructor to provide feedback to students regarding forum discussions.
To find a forum, follow the instructions below.
Click on the name of the forum (from the topic/weekly section area or from the Forums link in the Activites block [typically located on the left hand-side of the course])
Use the links provided to navigate the forum, reply to posts, create new discussions, etc.