Due to the cessation of face-to-face teaching on QMUL campuses, some changes have been made to the current provision. Check the Venue column for information. Sessions will either proceed online at their scheduled times or will be POSTPONED with further notice. Please check your email as you will likely have received notice, or contact your tutor for more information | Introduction of new booking system

Course Detail

ELUCV06 - An Introduction to Forums (online)

This one hour session will introduce you to the discussion forum tool in QMplus. We will look at how to set up different forums and explore how they can enhance online delivery, especially for asynchronous learning.

In this one hour session we will cover: How to set up QMplus discussion forum; what makes for an engaging online discussion and explore best practice for your own discussion forums for online delivery.

The E-Learning Unit are running online training sessions for staff to need help to get help with teaching remotely. These sessions are designed to show you the most commonly used functions of the tools, explore how you can use them with students, give you some hands-on practice and have your questions answered, supported by guidance documentation.

All sessions will be delivered online. Please access this session on the following link:

The link above will direct you to a QMplus area where you can select the session you wish to join.

You will be required to self-enrol on this course the first time you access it.

You can also access the session directly via the below links – a direct QMplus activity link and a Blackboard Collaborate guest link:

https://qmplus.qmul.ac.uk/mod/collaborate/view.php?id=1284776&forceview=1 and


The sessions are available to all staff, but relevant to those who are directly involved in teaching and assessment. PhD students, please note these sessions do not contribute towards skills points.

Please use Firefox, Chrome or Safari when accessing the workshops run through Blackboard Collaborate – Internet Explorer (IE) and Microsoft Edge are not supported.

Please see more information about the sessions the E-Learning Unit are running here: https://elearning.qmul.ac.uk/announcements/remote-teaching-at-qmul/


Provided by: E-Learning Unit


Date: Wednesday 26 August 2020

Venue: Online, Online, Online

Time: 11:00 - 12:00


  • Ms S Ish-Horowicz