The Subscribe option within the Discussion Board settings, allows students or instructors to receive an email alert when new postings are posted in a forum or thread

The email could include the body of the post or just provide a link to the post, depending on the settings selected

Setting up Subscriptions Within the Discussion Board

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Select the Discussion board from the menu

Click on Create Forum or click Edit from the contextual menu (down arrow) next to an existing Forum.

The Add Forum or Modify Forum page appears

Within Forum Settings choose one of the following options:

  • Allow members to subscribe to threads – use this option to restrict subscriptions to specific threads
  • Allow members to subscribe to forum – use this option to allow subscriptions to all threads within a forum

Choose from one of the following options:

  • Include body of post in the email – use this option to include the message text in the email notification and a link to reply to the message
  • Include link to post – use this option to include a link to the message in the email notification

Click Submit

Subscribe to a discussion forum

Open the discussion forum and click on the Subscribe button at the top of the Forum. If you are already subscribed, you can unsubscribe in the same way