DISCUSSION BOARD: Using Discussion Boards within Blackboard

Blackboard users may create or reply to discussion boards.

 

How to create a thread

Follow the steps below to create a thread.

  1. Click Tools located in the Course Menu.
  2. Click Discussion Board.
  3. Click the forum name to enter the forum.
  4. Click the Create Thread button.
  5. Enter a subject in the Subject field.
  6. OPTIONAL: To attach a file, click the Browse My Computer link.
  7. OPTIONAL: Click Save Draft to apply changes, but not publish the post.
  8. Click Submit to publish the post.

How to reply to a discussion board post

Follow the steps below to reply to a post.

  1. Click Tools located in the Course Menu.
  2. Click Discussion Board.
  3. Click the forum name to enter the forum.
  4. Find the thread name to enter the thread.
  5. Click the Reply button to post a comment.
  6. Enter a reply in the Message field.
  7. OPTIONAL:To attach a file, click the Browse My Computer link.
  8. OPTIONAL: Click Save Draft to apply changes, but not publish the post.
  9. Click Submit to publish the post.

The post will appear in the thread underneath the original post.

How to collect all threads
Follow the steps below to collect all threads.
  1. Click Tools.
  2. Click Discussion Board.
  3. Click a desired forum title.
  4. Put a check next to the thread(s) for the posts you want to display all at once.
  5. Click Collect.

More information

Video demonstrations:

 

Note: In the collection screen you can change which posts are shown with the author and status filters, as well as alter how it is sorted.