Using Bulletin Boards
Bulletin boards are a kind of asynchronous chat. Members of the board group may post messages to the whole group at any time; other members may reply at any time. Messages are associated with topics or threads and ordered by posting date, so a reader coming into a discussion already in progress can quickly catch up.
Every class created is automatically provided with a course bulletin board; access to that board is restricted to enrolled students and the course teachers. Students may additionally be members of "metacourse" bulletin boards for a given area, such as Latin or science. Enrolled students can visit any of these course bulletin boards at any time through the Moodle web interface, for news on course materials, posting of papers, problems, solutions, and discussion of various topics.