To begin participating in a forum, click the link for the forum.
To read a post made by a classmate, click the post's title. You can respond to the post by clicking the Reply link. Type your reply and click the Post to forum button.
If you are subscribed to a forum, you will be notified by email of every subsequent post to that forum. These emails allow you to stay informed when new posts are added. Depending on the number of responses to the forum, this could quickly fill up your mailbox. Fortunately, people can usually decide whether or not to be subscribed to a forum, unless the instructor chooses to force the subscription (see item below for how to unsubscribe from a forum).
Please know that emails are an essential part of the way Moodle works. They are used to keep you up to date with what is going on in your course. Choose carefully which forums you unsubscribe from.
To unsubscribe from a forum:
To unsubscribe from all of the forums, click the link in the upper-right of the page that says: Unsubscribe From All Forums.