Students in SU Online academic courses are typically broken up into small groups of six to eight people for course forum discussions.  This is done before the beginning of each semester. 

When you post to a small group forum, Moodle automatically makes sure that only your fellow small group members can read and respond to the post.  Moodle also makes sure that only you can see posts from your small group members.  You do not need to do anything yourself to make this happen.

The one exception to this is the General Forum in each course.  When you add a post in the General Forum, all students, regardless of what small group they are in, are able to see and reply to the post as one big group.