Faculty - Creating Discussion Board Forum in Blackboard
Faculty - Creating a Discussion Board Forum in Blackboard
In Blackboard you can create Discussion Boards and post questions for students to answer outside of class in a forum setting. Here are some tips to consider when creating questions for the discussion board:
- Design good trigger questions that will allow students to demonstrate higher levels of thinking.
- Keep topics specific and focused.
- Establish time frame.
- Consider facilitators role — encourage student interaction by being “guide on the side.”
- Explain student expectations for participation and what’s acceptable and unacceptable.
|1. Click on the Discussion Board link on your course menu.||
|2. Click the Create Forum button.|
|3. Create a name for the forum (e. g., Introduce Yourself) and type the instructions for the discussion board in the Description box.||
|4. To make the forum available to your students, select Yes.||
|5. Specify the date restrictions for the discussion forum by clicking the checkboxes for “Display After” and Display Until” and then select the dates and times for these restrictions.|
|6. Select the settings you wish to use for the Discussion Board.|
|7. Additional options are available to you based on whether or not you are using the Standard View. Typically, these options are not changed.||
|8. Click the Submit button.|
Below is a video that shows you how to create a Discussion Board forum: