Creating Discussion Board Threads

In the example below, a gradable thread is created.

  1. Access the Forum.
  2. On the Action Bar, click Create Thread.
  1. On the Create Thread page, enter a Subject name.
  2. Enter an optional Message. If desired, format the message using the Text Editor.
  3. Blackboard provides two methods of attaching files. One, the Browse My Computer option, provides a way to search your local computer for a file. The other, Browse Content Collection option, makes it easy to link to a file that was previously uploaded into your course.(NOTE: The second option is useful because you only have to upload a file once and can link to it many times from within your course. This way if you make a change to the file, you only have to make the change in one location.)
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  4. Select Grade Thread, if desired and enter Points Possible.
  5. Click Save Draft to store a draft of the post or click Submit.

If the forum is set to grade by thread, decide on a thread-by-thread basis whether to grade the thread.
NOTE: If threads are graded, students cannot start threads in the forum. That is, you have to create the initial or first posting in that discussion thread.