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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Making Discussion Board available to students

When you create a course, sometimes it automatically has a Discussion Board created for it. It depends upon your installation's course template. However, the board might not appear on the student's Course Menu. In that case, you must add a link to the board, or else the student will never see the board.

The following screenshot shows the instructor's view of the default Discussion Board. The instructor got to this page by clicking on Course Tools | Discussion Board:

Making Discussion Board available to students

In this example, the student doesn't have a Discussion Board link. You must create a link to the board, or link to the individual forums ...

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