Editor’s Note: Coursera’s Lead Student Team Engineer Pamela Fox shares with us a useful new Coursera feature: Forum Activity Profiles!
I have to admit something embarrassing that all of our active forum participants know: before this week, the only way to find your posts or the posts of classmates in the forums was to search by name (or to keep a long list of browser bookmarks).
We know that you are all really keen to keep up to date with the threads you’re participating in, and to find interesting posts by your classmates, so we’ve rolled out new functionality this week to make that all easier for you.
Forum Activity Profiles
For every student that participates in the forums, we’ve created a forum profile with their name, link to Coursera profile (if they’ve made one), and a list of their most recent threads, posts, and comments. There’s also an option to browse back further, for those prolific posters.
Here’s what the forum profile looks like for Joe Warren, a professor from our Interactive Python course that loves to answer questions and give students more challenges:
Your Own Activity
We’ve added a quick link for your own profile to the forums. Just visit the main page of the forums and click “View your own activity”:
Like always, we will continue looking for ways to make it easier for you to learn with eachother.