Create Discussions in Blackboard



Discussions are a good way to encourage students to think critically about your coursework and interact with each others' ideas. You can create discussions around individual course lessons or for your course in general. As the instructor, you own the discussions. After you start a discussion, you can post comments of your own to guide students.

Details / Instructions

The content area Discussions should exist by default on the left panel in your course.  If you are missing the link, you can create it with these steps:

  • Hover over the "plus" icon on the top of the left panel and select Tool Link
  • In the dialog that appears, set the name of the discussion area
  • Select Discussion Board from the Type drop-down menu
  • Select whether you want the discussion area to be available to students yet
  • Select submit

The main discussion board page displays a list of forums. A forum is where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics. Within each forum, users can create multiple threads. A thread includes the initial post and all replies to it. You can create forums and threads to organize discussions into units or topics relevant to your course.

See Also

Blackboard Help Site:
Blackboard Discussions Video Tutorial:



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