Moodle 3.2: Search Forums

Applies to: Moodle 3.2

You can search all Forums in a single course site simultaneously by keyword, phrase, or author.

Accessing Forum search

  1. Go to the course homepage.
  2. Find any Forum in the course site, and click the Forum link.
  3. Search forums will appear near the top right corner.
    Search forums box
  4. Use Simple search or Advanced search to search Forum postings.

Using simple search

Enter one of the following in the search box and click Search forums

  • Keyword: Enter a word.
  • Phrase: Enter a phrase within quotes.
  • All posts by an author: Enter user:[part of name].
    • Example: user:jane will return posts written by Jane Smith, Janet Howell, Richard Janes, etc.

Note: Simple search is not case sensitive.

Using Advanced search

To search multiple criteria on all Forums, or to limit search to a single Forum:

  1. Click Advanced search.
  2. Select and enter options.