What is Moodle Board?

Moodle Board icon

Moodle Board enables a post-it board activity for students. This is a collaborative activity where the teachers sets out a number of columns with optional names and then participants can add contributions to the columns. Students post are anonymous to each other (however, it is recommended to inform students that Teachers will be able to access creation details, such as names).


The teacher can set up the activity with the following options:

  • A closing date for submissions.
  • How the posts are ordered in a column (by date or star count).
  • Whether posts can be rated – by students, teachers, or neither.

On the board a teacher can:

  • Add and delete columns.
  • Move any of the posts from one column to another.
  • Download a copy of the board contents.
  • Download a spreadsheet of submissions of the students.

On the Board students can:

  • Add a new post to a column with some of the following:
    • A title.
    • Up to 250 characters in text.
    • Add a link.
    • Upload an image.
    • Embed a Youtube video.
  • Edit or Delete one of their posts.

They can also do the following depending on the settings of the teacher:

  • Move their notes among columns.
  • Star someone else’s post.

Why is Board useful?

This tool can be helpful for such activities where you want students to interact whilst they gather and share ideas. Teachers can set up topics for students to post and comment on.

Boards can also be utilised to organise resources for students.

What does Board involve?

Creating a ‘Board’ activity involves:

  1. Adding the activity to Moodle and configuring the settings.
  2. Amending the Headings and number of columns to provide students with guidance as to what they need to post in the columns.  You can also provide a post in the column with more information or a post to be seen as an example.
  3. Advertising the activity to your students so they can add their posts and rate the posts of others.

Below is an example of a Board:


  • Online learning
  • Interactive learning
  • Collaboration


Moodle Board

Foster learner collaboration with Board - a new Moodle plugin

Copyright information

Bath Blend Baseline


For advice on using the Board activity in Moodle to enhance learning, teaching and assessment contact the TEL team: tel@bath.ac.uk


How do I set up a Board?

Please watch the video below to learn how to set-up a Moodle Board.


No, posts are anonymous to students. Currently there is no way to change this.

If you need students to identify themselves as the author of a post we recommend advising students to add their names in the Post title or Content box of their post.

Student’s name added to Post title.


Student’s name added to Content box.

You can view participant’s activities by viewing the Log.

To access the log:

  1. Click on the pink cog in your activity and choose Logs.

Yes, as a teacher you can remove, as well as move any posts on the Board.

To delete a post simply click the x on the chosen post.

And confirm your selection by selecting Delete.

To move a post you can click, hold and drag the post to the appropriate column.

No, you cannot pin a post. However, you can sort your post by creation date, so it is recommended to enable this function and add your post to the column before making the Board visible to students. Please watch the guidance video on how to set-up your Board for further instruction.

Board does not automatically update to show other people’s activities. You will need to refresh your screen to view new posts and ratings.

No, participants won’t be able to directly comment on posts. Participants can rate a post (if enabled) and add a new post to a column but cannot comment on a specific post.

No, participants cannot upload a file.

Participants can add text (up to 250 characters), links, images, or YouTube clips to a post.

You cannot change a response after you have liked a post. Board will ask you to confirm you want to rate a post so that you cannot accidentally like a message.

You cannot rearrange columns. You will either need to rename the column or delete it.