Ok, integrated BBPress plugin into my site and put it up on the forum page with shortcodes. It appears there. The problem is that I assigned the forum page to use the template 'full width' and it still has the widgets on the right side of the page. I have a video tutorial page set at full width and it is full width.
Not sure if this is a bbpress problem or a theme issue. I'm leaning towards a theme issue.
BTW, this is with the regular Edublogs theme, not the bbpress one.