The Discussion Board is a tool for sharing thoughts and
ideas about class materials asynchronously (not at the same time). The
Discussion Board is administered by the faculty member and made up of forums
that may appear anywhere in the course but are also all centrally located in
the Discussion Board tool.
Discussions in Blackboard resemble an electronic bulletin
board, where users post their messages when they have time. In the Discussion Board, a
forum is a general topic for discussion. A thread is subordinate discussion
within the forum.
Students can access the
Discussion Board through the Tools menu
link in the Course Menu, or a faculty
member can create a
Discussion Board link to display as part of the Course Menu.
To create a Discussion Board forum: From the Control Panel, click Course Tools > click Discussion Board> and Create Forum in the adjacent content