You will notice in the "Add an activity" drop-down menu a selection for "Advanced Forum". These are nearly identical to normal forums with a few exceptions.
Regular forums can only be graded by using the "Rating" drop-down menu in each forum entry. When creating an Advance Forum, however, you can select Manual Grading, which will enable you to grade a forum entry manually when you view the Grader Report and "Turn Editing On".
- Enable Anonymous Posting: When this is selected forum posts will not identify the author. However if the anonymous setting is turned off by the teacher all names become visible once more.
- You can allow students to upload multiple files instead of just one
- There are options for sorting, printing and exporting available on the forum display page that are not available for regular forums.