Adding a Discussion Board in Blackboard

This information is for faculty who want to use discussion boards in Blackboard. This is a type of teaching tool that promotes social and collaborative learning.

Step-by-step guide

  1. In the Course Content section of your Blackboard Navigation Menu, click on Discussions

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2. Click Create Forum  

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3. Type the Name of the forum

Note: All items with an are required 

4. Set the Forum Availability to Yes

5. Choose Forum Settings; then Click Submit

6. The new discussion board forum has been added to Blackboard

The Blackboard course shell includes a Sample Discussion Template.

For additional assistance, contact the CITAL Help Desk.