Why use it?

A board can be used to share ideas, in text, using external links, adding images and videos, simultaneously in one place. Posts can be starred (= rated), and displayed anonymously or publicly. A board in Moodle functions like a shared visual scrapbook. It can either be one big space or be organised in columns. Students can move their own posts to different columns after posting, if that setting is enabled.

Step 1: Add a Board

Edit Mode on. Scroll to the section where you want your Board to be displayed, click Add an activity or resource and pick Board.

choose a new board



Step 2: Settings

Tip: Click on the question mark icon next to any setting to display extra help or click on Moodle Docs for this page link at the bottom of each page in Moodle for accessing context-specific documentation.

Give the board a name and a description. You can add hex numbers for colour and add a background image to individualise the look of a Board.

Save and Display.

There will be three columns by default. Double click on “heading” to change column title.

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Adding a post:

Click on the + sign at the bottom of any column and write your post. You can add media by using the three buttons at the bottom.

Restrict access

Use this to restrict the availability of the activity according to chosen criteria such as dates, profiles or groups.

Activity completion

Enable completion criteria for this activity. This is a helpful way for students to track their course progress.

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