Create Discussion Boards & Threads

This video shows the steps for creating a discussion forum and thread in a Blackboard course. A forum is a question or prompt presented to students, while a thread is an individual contribution, or response, to the forum.

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.

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