Discussion Board for Students

Posting Your Files and Threaded Discussions

Threads and Messages

In Blackboard, a general main topic is called a Forum. Only an instructor can create a new Forum. A Thread is a subtopic of or response to the Forum, or can be used like a Forum by students. You can reply to an existing thread that someone else has created, or you can add a new Thread.

Replying to a Discussion Post
  • Once you're in the discussion board area, click ona the link to the thread that you would like to reply to. Then, click the Alt Textbutton.
  • Fill out the message text and if you want to attach a file, use the process described above.
  • When you're ready to submit your message, click Alt Text.
Adding a New Thread, and Attaching files
  • Once you're in the discussion board area, click Alt Text to add a new discussion message.
  • When you are adding this message, you can click on Alt Textby the Attachment area to scan your computer, network file space, or floppy disk for your desired file.
  • Once you've located the correct file, click Alt Text. This will then attach the file.
  • Continue filling out the subject heading and message text for your discussion post, and click Alt Textwhen finished.
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