What is eLearning : A learning system based on formalized teaching but with the help of electronic resources is known as E-learning. While teaching can be based in or out of the classrooms, the use of computers and the Internet forms the major component of E-learning. 

E-learning is rapidly turning out to be the face of education in the world of technology. 

eLearning in Odoo : The use of eLearning is no longer limited to traditional educational institutions. Many companies have also already recognized the advantages of eLearning. For internal processes in companies, eLearning can, for example, support the onboarding of new employees, be used for training, education and workshops or be used as a tool for knowledge management.

E-learning Module introduced in Odoo version 13. It provides opportunities for creating online courses, Enabling the users to join and complete the online course with rules configured while creating the course. 

This module also provides some features like configure quizzes, badges, Beautiful dashboard for currently logged in users, Status of courses which he or she joined, badges, Rank and user profile information. 

The E-learning model introduced by Odoo is a supporting tool where the courses can be defined, forums can be created and certification programs can be conducted and managed easily in a way it is the Best Learning Management Systems (LMS). 

What is eLearning Forums : Forums are often used in elearning as an easy way to allow learners to communicate with each other, discuss any questions they may have relating to the content. The Forums tool provides a place for participants to have structured, asynchronous discussions about different topics, as specified by the instructor. Discussions may occur within an entire class or within smaller groups. Learning about products, services, and various aspects is helpful for people with discussion forums.

In this blog I will provide you detailed information about the eLearning Forums in the Odoo 15 eLearning Module.

To use this module first you have to install this module from the Odoo apps. And if this module is installed in your Odoo database then just click on the icon of the eLearning Module.

When you click on the icon, you will come to the eLearning Module dashboard. For reference you can see the screenshot below.

To enable the Forum tab on the Odoo eLearning dashboard go to the configuration tab and select settings from the drop down menu and enable the Forum option inside the eLearning title and save the changes. For reference you can see the screenshot below.

Odoo eLearning Dashboard > Configuration > Settings > Activate Forums

Now you can click on the forum tab select forums from the drop down menu. And this is how you can access the eLearning forums. For reference you can see the screenshot below.

On the above screenshot you can see the details like Forum Name, Website, number of posts, number of views, number of answers and favorites in the eLearning forums window.

How you can create a new eLearning Forum : You can simply do this via the help of “Create Button”. A new eLearning Forums page will be open when you click on the “Create Button”.  For reference you can see the screenshot below.

Now you can fill in the details like Forum Name, select the Mode as per Questions of one answer or Discussion with several solutions, websites. The submenus like Posts, Favorites and Go to Website are visible to users in the eLearning Forum window. You can also add an image related to Forum by selecting the camera icon at the right hand side. In addition, you can see several tabs like Options, Karma Related Rights and Karma Gains at the end of the window. 

In the above screenshot you can see the options tab. In the option tab you can set the default sort as Newest, Last Updated, Most Voted, Relevance and Answered. Select the Privacy as Some Users/Public/Signed in options inside the Order and Visibility title. Public means Forum is Public, and Signed In denotes that Forum is visible for Signed in users. Forum and Content are hidden for non-members of selected groups, and it shows as Some Users. You can also add a Description that is visible on the Website.

When you click on the Karma Gains tab you can see the Karma rewards for students, this can be set by users. This is considered at the time of course grading. Add the number of Questions/Answers upvoted, downvoted, Answer accepted/flagged, and Asking a Question inside the Karma Gains tab. For reference you can see the screenshot below.

Now the third tab is Karma Related Rights. When you click on this tab, users can set Karma points for Close/Comment/Edit/Delete own posts, Create new Tags, Moderate Posts, Answer Questions and more on respective columns. For reference you can see the screenshot below.

When you fill in all the details in the appropriate tab click on the save button and save the forum. Now the audience can see this forum on the website with the forum tab. When you click on the forum tab on the website you will reach the forum which you have created. 

For that, select on the Go to Website button of your eLearning Forum and a new website window opens before you. For reference you can see the screenshot below.

When you click on the Forum tab as highlighted in the above image and the created list of Forums is visible inside it. Your created Forum is viewable in this window and click on it. It will be directed to the previous page.

When you click on the literature basics as highlighted in the above screenshot you will come to the new page and you can see the “New Post” button over there. With the help of this button, users can create a new question for the audience. In the New Post window of the Website, enter the Title, add Description and apply some Tags. You can click on the Post Your Question icon after entering the question details. 

After posting your question it will be visible on the website which you have created. And all individuals on the platform can answer it quickly. When any of the individuals select on the Answer icon, a description box opens before the respective individual. Now you can write your answer and click on the post answer button. The response of a specific individual is viewable under the user’s question. For reference you can see the screenshot below.

Now you can go back to the eLearning Module forum window and see the number of views, answers and posts of your Forum. The created Forums are visible in the eLearning Forum dashboard shown in the screenshot below. 

How you can Create eLearning Forum Posts : This module also provides you help to create Posts for the topics in Forum. You can find forum posts in the Forum tab. When you click on the forum tab you can select the post from the drop down menu. For reference you can see the screenshot below.

You can see the post Title, Forum, Views, Answers, Favorite, Website and Status of each eLearning Forum Posts. With the help of the “Create Button” you can create a new post for the forum. 

Enter the Title and select your Forum from the drop-down menu. You can add Tags, Reason and Status of the respective post in the new eLearning forum post window. For reference you can see the screenshot above.

Now you can create posts answer with the “Add a Line “ option as highlighted in the screenshot above. After all this click on the Save button and store your data of eLearning Forum Posts. If you want to see the created Forum Posts on the Website then click on the Go to Website button as shown in the screenshot below. 

You can analyze the forum reports with the help of the reporting tab. When you click on the reporting and and select the forum from the drop down menu then you can see the graphical view of the forum reporting. 

Each Forum’s details are mentioned on the x-axis, and Count shows in the Y-axis. You can see the chart in various forms such as Bar, Pie and Line in the screenshot below. 

The Odoo E-learning model is a supporting tool where courses can be described, forums can be developed and credential programs can be conveniently rolled out and handled in a manner that is the best learning management system.I hope this blog will help you create a forum in Odoo V15 eLearning Module. If you like to read more blogs written by us click on the Planet-Odoo

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