Blackboard (Faculty) - Discussion Board: Create a Discussion Forum

This document provides an overview of creating a discussion forum.

1. From the Course Menu, click on Discussions. Alternatively, from the Control Panel, click on Course Tools >>>Discussion.

  • Click on the Create Forum button. The forum is the topic or "room" for the discussion. Threads are individual conversations within that topic or "room."
  • Give a name to your forum and an option Description.
  • In the "Forum Availability" section, enter an optional date and time restriction. This will allow the link the forum to be available during select dates and times.
  • In the "Form Setting" section:

2. View Threads/Replies:
Standard View: Allows students to see all threads upon entering the room.
Participants must create threads in order to view other threads in this forum. This option is preferable when you want students to post original ideas without being influenced by other postings first.

3. Grade:
Grading Discussion Forum will allow you to see each students posts and replies to give one grade.
Grade Threads will turn off "Allow Members to Create New Thread" option. With this option, you will create each thread and students can only reply to the threads. Using this option helps focus the discussion and keep the discussion on topic.

Subscribe will allow the users to receive an email when someone has responded to their thread.

Create and Edit
Allows further permissions and functions of the discussion board.

Additional Options
Allows peer rating of discussion posts.

4. Click Submit at the bottom of the page. 

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Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, discussion, discussion board, forum, discuss   Doc ID:55394
Owner:Jennifer A.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2015-08-19 13:36 CDTUpdated:2020-08-18 15:23 CDT
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