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  1. Open the forum.
  2. Click on the Add a new discussion topic button. This should open the message options, as shown below. 
  3. Adding a discussion post
  4. Give your forum topic a Subject, then write and format your Message. Click the Post to forum button.
  5. By default, Moodle waits 30 minutes before sending your message to all forum subscribers. 
  6. Go to Advanced to send your message without delay, to set a specific period for your post, to add an attachment to your topic, and toggle other settings. 

    Toggle Cloak
     Click here to find out more about Advanced options.


    If you wish to send your message immediately, go to Advanced and tick the 'Send forum notifications with no editing-time delay' box.

    Send forum post notifications with no editing-time delay

    This The additional setting "Display period" will display the post within a specific time limit.

    Setting to add a display period to a forum topic

  7. Click on the News forum to see how the message is displayed.
  8. Click on the name of the Discussion topic to open it (e.g. Lecture on Tuesday 17 th -- CANCELLED).
  9. You can Reply to this message (keeping the message within the same topic) or you can Add a new topic by using the breadcrumb to go back to the News forum.