Collaborative Working - Discussion Boards
Discussion boards or forums as they are sometimes called can be used in a number of ways. They can foster communication between groups, act as an information sharing resource, or act as a method of communicating with students without using email.
Visit Elevate's page for guidance on how to use discussion boards in your teaching or for student support and community-building.
Creating a Discussion Board
Discussion boards can be added to any Blackboard course. There are two methods to link to the discussion board tool.
|Option 1: Linking from the left hand menu||
As a direct link from the left hand course menu:
|Option 2: Adding a link from the content area||
From a Content Area:
Setting up forums within your Discussion Board
Once you have created your discussion board, the next stage is to customise the options for the discussion board.
First click Create Forum, which will take you to the create forum page.
|Step 1: Forum information||
Enter a name for the forum, for example Assignment FAQs. Also provide information on how the forum will be used in the Description field.
|Step 2: Set availability||
Set the availability of the forum. You can also add predefined start and end dates.
|Step 3: Forum settings||
This section allows you to edit settings around the discussion board.