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Discussion Board Features


  • Several features are included in the Discussion Board, check the instructions below to navigate around some of Blackboard’s newest features!
    To access a Discussion Board, click on the Communication menu button, then choose Discussion Board.
  • Once you are inside of the Discussion Board option click on the title of the Forum or topic you wish to participate in.
  • From within the topic, you will then see a screen like this:
  • To participate or post your ‘Thread’ click on the Thread icon at the top right hand corner. Enter your Subject and Message for the rest of the class to review.
  • To view the amount of replies that have been posted to this ‘Thread’, look at the end of the thread column then you will see Unread Posts and Total Posts.
  • Unread Posts are postings that you have not yet viewed and Total Posts is the amount of postings within this Thread.
  • To Reply to one of these postings, click on the thread title and choose Reply
  • While you are drafting a message there is also a ‘Save’ feature. When you are ‘saving’ a draft you can retrieve it by changing the Display menu from ‘Published’ to ‘Show All’.
  • <Having trouble discerning who responded to which post? Change your view of your Discussion Board to Tree View. This will allow you to see a nested display that shows exactly which response a particular person replied to.
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