OK, No Name

modern Q&A forums for courses

As easy to use as social media. As powerful as in-person discussion.
Students can choose to interact anonymously, when they feel like it.
OkNoName helps instructors streamline online course communication.

"I would like to use this nice forum again for my next course."

Professor of Computer Science

"I am happy with the noticeably
higher participation."

Professor of Communication Systems

Since Fall 2020, it has been used by over 5 instructors & 1'000 students at:
EPFL KU Leuven


Secure & private forum.
Optional anonymous posting.

  • Accessible from anywhere on: oknoname.com/your-forum
  • Google logo Google/ Microsoft logo Microsoft/Institutional authentication (e.g., ).
  • Additionally, moderators can set and change a forum password.
  • To stimulate participation, users can opt to post anonymously.

Structured communication. Upvote, verify, tag, email, flag.

  • Upvoting makes content more visible and enables feedback.
  • Moderators can verify/endorse top replies on posts.
  • Moderators can pre-define categories (e.g., #general, #project2, ...)
  • Email notifications are configurable, but users always receive a notification when a moderator creates a new post.
  • Users can flag inappropriate content to moderators.

Expressive content. Styling, images, math & code.

Posts can be formatted with text styling, lists and links. Images can be uploaded in JPG format. LaTeX equations are displayed with $\LaTeX$ inline and outline. Code highlighting included.

Selected forums

CS-433: Machine Learning

597 users

  • password-protected
  • Fall 2020
COM-308: Internet Analytics

58 users

  • open access with login
  • Spring 2021

Your forum?