O'Reilly logo

Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4. Discussion Boards

In the previous chapter, you learned how to add static material to a course. In this chapter, we will discuss how to add interaction to a course using Discussion Board. The activities that we will cover enable students to collaborate with each other and with the instructor. These activities require feedback and guidance from the instructor to make them work. In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Creating forums with Discussion Board
  • Creating links to specific forums
  • Collecting posts in a forum
  • Grading posts in a forum

About Discussion Boards

Your course's Discussion Board enables students to interact with each other, and also with the instructor. Discussions can be as follows:

  • Moderated or unmoderated
  • Graded or ungraded ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required