Faculty Support For Blackboard

Faculty Support For Blackboard
        Browser Plugins
        Changing Your Blackboard                       Password
        Copying Content to a New Shell
        Creating Content
                Adding a File to Your Blackboard                  Course
                Creating a Custom Grade                            Center Column
                Creating a Discussion Forum
                Creating a SafeAssignment
                Creating Assignments
                Creating Hyperlinks
                Creating New Content Areas
                Creating New Content Items
                Creating Tool Links
                Creating Turnitin Assignments
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2010
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2013
        Creating Your Blackboard Profile
        Exporting a Test from Blackboard
        Hiding Older Courses from the                  Current and Historical Courses                Modules
        Importing a Publisher's Course                Cartridge
        Importing a Test to Blackboard
        Logging In To Blackboard
        Making Courses Available to                    Students
        Making Courses Unavailable to                Students
        Posting information
        Removing Students from                          Blackboard Courses
        Responding to a Student in a                    Discussion
        Setting Up LockDown Browser
        Setting Up Weighted Grading
        Technical Support for Blackboard
        Using Blackboard's Video                          Anywhere for Lectures or Video                Discussion Responses
        Using the Forgot Your Password              Link
        Using the Youtube Mashup Tool
Creating a Discussion Forum

Purpose Statement:  
The purpose of this procedural document is to provide instructions on how to create a discussion forum in Blackboard. This procedural document assumes that users are logged in to Blackboard and in an active course shell.

  1. From the left-hand navigation menu, click the Discussions link.

    The Discussion Board page displays.

    The Discussion Board page lists all of the discussion forums in the course.

  2. Click the Create Forum button.

    The Create Forum page displays.

  3. In the Name field, enter a name for the discussion. The name entered here is also the name that will be displayed in the Grade Center.

  4. In the Description field, enter the discussion question that students will answer.

  5. From the Forum Availability section, select whether the forum will be available to students or set date restrictions for the discussion forum.

    From the Forum Settings section, accept all of the defaults for the checkboxes and the Subscribe sub-section.

  6. From the Grade sub-section, click to select the Grade Discussion Forum radio button and enter a point value for the discussion forum in the Points possible field.

  7. Do not uncheck the Show participants in “needs grading” status checkbox. Leaving this selected will alert you, via the Grade Center that students have participated and the forum can be graded.

  8. If desired, use the Add Rubric menu to associate a rubric with this discussion.

  9. Click the Submit button. The discussion forum is successfully created.

After creating the discussion forum, you may want to create a link to the discussion from within a content area.