Adding Anonymous Forums
Last modified on 23 June 2023 02:39 PM
As an alternative to the standard Forum activity on eClass, instructors may add an Anonymous Forum if they want students to be able to post in forums without being identified.
A common use would allow students to post questions about course content without fear or to gather anonymous feedback about a course.
Anonymous forums operate the same way as standard forums apart from the display of poster identity: users may subscribe to anonymous forums and receive notifications from them but they do not log or track any user information or activity.
Note that once you create an anonymous forum, it is not possible to determine who made a specific post (even for eClass site admins).
Posting and generally using anonymous forums is very similar to using standard forums.
1. When posting, Anonymous post is enabled by default. Users can choose to reveal their identities by removing the check below the 'Message' text window.
2. Anonymous posts appear the same way regular posts do but are identified only by 'Anonymous':
3. Additional options in the message interface include whether to be notified on anonymous posts: