What is Discussion Board

Blackboard discussion is a dynamic tool for class members to share thoughts, debate or develop profound ideas. Each course has one Discussion Board. Your discussion board can include multiple forums for various topics. Students then create their own threads in a forum with a specific focus and other students can participate in discussion by replying within a thread.

Instructors can add a discussion board link in the menu area for students to access easily:

Click the Plus sign on top of the course menu, select Tool Link, give a name and then select Discussion Board in the Type dropdown menu. Check Available to Users. Then click Submit. Students can access all available Discussion Forums through this menu item.