Discussion Boards

What is a Discussion Board?

A Discussion Board is an asynchronous communication tool that allows students to collaborate with others through posting or answering questions. Students respond to a discussion board forum topic by creating a thread, or replying to an existing thread. Faculty can create a course discussion board forum where all students can participate and contribute to the discussion, or a group discussion board where only members of a particular group can access it. Faculty can determine whether or not to enable grading for each discussion board forum. Discussion boards can only be viewed from Blackboard and are not publically accessible. A discussion board can also be referred to as a forum, message board, or bulletin board.


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