STUDENTS: How do I create and reply to Blackboard discussion board posts?

A Discussion Board is a tool for sharing thoughts and ideas in a Blackboard course. A course may contain multiple Discussion Boards, which are made up of forums, threads and posts.

 

How to create a thread

Follow the steps below to create a thread in a discussion board.

  1. In the Course Menu, click Tools.
  2. Click Discussion Board.
  3. Click the Forum name.
  4. Click Create Thread. If this button does not appear, your instructor has disabled this function.
  5. Type a Subject and Message.
  6. To attach a file, click Browse My Computer.
  7. Click Submit.

How to reply to a post

Follow the instructions below to reply to or comment on a post in the discussion board.

  1. In the Course Menu, click Tools.
  2. Click Discussion Board.
  3. Click the forum name.
  4. Select the Thread to enter.
  5. Click Reply and enter a Subject and Message.
  6. To attach a file click Browse My Computer.
  7. Click Submit