Blackboard Discussion Board
This is an extremely useful communication tool. The Discussion Board is designed for asynchronous use, so users do not have to be available at the same time to have a conversation. Conversations are grouped into FORUMS that contain threads and all related replies. A Forum must be created by the Instructor for you to start new thread.
Entering the Discussion Board:
Click on the Communication button on the navigation tool bar.
From the Communication Center, select Discussion Board.
Opening a message:
Simply click on the underlined name of the forum. This will take you to a list of all posted messages within that forum.
Replying to a message:
Click the name of the message.
Click the Reply button.
Enter in your text.
Click Preview and then click Submit.
Starting a new thread:
Give your message a subject (you must enter this information or you cannot post a message). Type your message in the text box.
We recommend that you Preview your message to check for typos before sending it.
Click Submit. Remember, in some courses, you do not have the option to remove your own messages from the Discussion Board (this is the instructor's discretion to assign those options). Therefore, be sure to Preview your message before sending it and verify that you have communicated what you really want to say.