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How do I use the Discussion Board in Blackboard?

  1. Log into Blackboard.



     

  2. Click your course.



     
     

  3. Click on Discussion Board in the Course Menu.



     

  4. Click on the Forum which you wish to make a post in.




     

  5. From here you can view others' posts and reply to them, or you can create new posts.

    How to Create a new Post

    If you want to create a new post, click Create Thread.



     

  6. Type the title and body of your post in the Subject and Message areas.



     

  7. When you are satisfied, click Submit in the lower right corner.



     

  8. A green confirmation banner will appear across the top of the screen, and your post will appear below.



     

  9. How to Reply to a Previous Post

    To view or reply to another student's post, click on the title of the desired Thread post.



     

  10. This lets you view that student's post. To reply to this post, click the Reply button.



     

  11. Type the title and body of your reply in the Subject and Message areas.



     

  12. When you are satisfied, click Submit in the lower right corner.


     

  13. A green confirmation will appear and your new reply should appear below the original thread post.