Resources and Tutorials
- How Do I Log In to Blackboard?
- Quick Start Videos for Faculty (New!)
- Quick Start Videos for Students
- Create Courses (Instructors)
- Adding a Course Banner
- Master/Child (combined) Courses
- Request Organization
About the Discussion Board
The discussion board is a tool where students and instructors can share thoughts on class topics. It is made up of forums which consist of threads submitted by individuals. It is text based but can include images and attached files.
- Discussion Board Overview (5:17)
- Creating a Discussion Board Forum (2:55)
- Changing Discussion Board Forum Settings (1:45)
- Creating a Discussion Board Thread (1:37)
- Replying to a Discussion Board Thread (1:52)
- Grading a Discussion Board Forum (2:15)
- Grading Discussion Board Threads (2:10)
- Searching and Collecting Discussion Board Posts (1:23)
- Rating Discussion Board Posts (2:05)
- Tagging Discussion Board Posts (2:15)
- Moderating Discussion Board Forums (2:24)
- Managing Discussion Board Roles (2:45)
Why Use a Discussion Board?
The discussion board allows students who normally won't speak up in class to participate in discussions. It is also very useful for distance education courses. Since it is asynchronous - not "live" - it encourages 100% participation, especially when graded.
New alternatives to the discussion board are: