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.
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 main navigation menu
|Option 2: Adding a link from the content area||
From a content area
Setting up forums within your Discussion Board
Once you have got to the end of the steps above, the next stage is to name and customise the options for the discussion board.
Firstly click Create Froum, which will take you to the create forum page.
|Step 1 - Forum Information||
Provide a name of topic / forum e.g. Assignment FAQ’s. Also provide a further description of how the area will be used in the Description section.
|Step 2 - Set Availability||
Set the availability of the tool and add a predefined a including start and end date.
|Step 3 - Forum Settings||
This section allows you to edit settings around the discussion board.