This format focuses around one main forum, the social forum, which appears listed on the main page. It is useful for situations that are more free form. They may not even be courses.
When selecting the social format, it is possible to specify how many discussions you wish to display on the course page.
The social forum can be edited by selecting Update this forum on the social forum page. The forum introduction is displayed at the top of the course page.
Activities and resources can be added on the side by using the Social activities block.
Social format can be used in most themes. If your course is using the Snap theme, think about using the Weekly or Topic format for a better user experience.