Forums, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis

Discussion Board/Forums

The Discussion Board is an important tool for interpersonal interaction and can replicate the robust discussions that take place in the traditional classroom.


Blogs encourage students to clearly express their ideas and addresses the need to expand various aspects of social learning.


The Journals tool offers students the opportunity to reflect on course content and communicate privately with you.


Wikis are essentially collaborative collections of information that use interlinked pages to present and organize the data.

Additional Assistance:

  • Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
  • Faculty can request help and training from USC’s Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a request to