This page explains how to create a Discussion Board on Blackboard.
The Discussion Board allows users to post messages and reply to messages posted by others.
Discussion Boards can be accessed through links in content areas or can be placed on the Module menu.
Creating/Linking to a Discussion Board from the Module Menu
Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn
Select the + button at the top left of the menu and select Tool Link
Enter a name for the menu button and select Discussion Board from the Type drop-down list
Tick the Available to Users box
Creating a Forum
Within discussion boards, instructors can create forums to discuss specific topics.
Select Discussion Board from the Module menu, then Create Forum
Enter a name for the Forum and a description
By default the Forum is set to be available. Set dates restrictions if applicable
Update Forum settings as appropriate
Creating/Linking to a Discussion Board from a Content Area
You can link to a discussion board, or create a new discussion board, from within any content area by selecting Tools and selecting Discussion Board from the drop down menu
More information on Blackboard Discussions can be found on the Blackboard Help pages here.