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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Creating forums with Discussion Board

By itself, the default Discussion Board is of no use. To give students a place to hold discussions, you must create at least one forum.

To create a forum, perform the following steps:

  1. Select Course Tools | Discussion Board.
  2. The page displays all of the Discussion Boards in the course. In our example course, there is only one board so far, that is, the default board for the course named Intro to the Oceans (Demo for Blackboard Essentials Book):
    Creating forums with Discussion Board
  3. Select the default Discussion Board. In this example, we click on Intro to Oceans Demo. The Discussion Board is displayed. Remember that you are looking at this from the instructor's ...

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