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Bb Video tutorial: Creating a Discussion Board Post

Bb Video tutorial: Creating a New Discussion Thread

Bb Video tutorial: Organizing Discussion Board Posts

How do I create a thread in a discussion?

Follow these steps to create a thread.
  1. Click the title link of a discussion forum.
  2. Click Create Thread.
  3. Enter a Subject and a Message.
  4. If you want to attach a file, click Browse My Computer, select your file, and click Open.
  5. Click Submit to create the thread or click Save Draft to store a draft of the post.
Note: Students can only create a thread in a forum when the instructor has set the forum to be graded.

Bb Video tutorial: Viewing Discussion Board Grades

How do I reply to a post?

Follow these steps to reply to a post.
  1. Click the title link of the discussion thread.
  2. Click the title link of the the post.
  3. Click Reply.
  4. Enter a Message.
  5. If you want to attach a file, click Browse My Computer, select your file, and click Open.
  6. Click Submit to finish your reply post or click Save Draft to store a draft of the post.

How can I subscribe to a discussion thread?

Students can subscribe to a Discussion Board Forum or a specific thread within a Forum. When a new post or reply is added to a Forum or thread, the subscriber receives an email message. Open a thread from the Discussion Forum and follow these steps to subscribe:
  1. Select the top-level message in the thread.
  2. Click Thread Actions menu list and select Subscribe. A subscription icon appears next to the Thread title.
Note: The course instructor allows students to subscribe to threads or forums.

How can I unsubscribe to a discussion thread?

Open a thread and follow these steps to unsubscribe:
  1. Select the top-level message in the thread.
  2. Click Thread Actions menu list and select Unsubscribe. The subscription icon disappears from view.

I saved a post I was working on in the Discussion Board, and now I can't find it. Where did it go?

When you create a post in the Discussion Board and click Save Draft (as opposed to the Submit button), your post will be saved as a draft and won’t be visible to others. Unfortunately, if you are in List View, you won't be able to see it either. To find it, you'll need to go into a forum on the discussion board and select Tree View in the upper-right corner of the discussion forum.

Journals

How do I create a journal entry?

Follow these steps to create a journal entry.
  1. To create a journal entry, click the journal title.
  2. Click Create Journal Entry.
  3. Enter a Title and Message.
  4. To attach a file, click Browse My Computer, select your file, and click Open.
  5. Click Post Entry to finish your entry or click Save Entry as Draft to save as a draft for later.

Blogs

Bb Video tutorial: Creating a Blog Entry

  • Creating a Blog Entry - (Click the title link to open the video) This video demonstrates how to create a blog entry in Blackboard.

How do I create a blog entry?

Follow these steps to create a blog entry:
  1. To create a blog, click the blog title.
  2. Click Create Blog Entry.
  3. Enter a Title and Message.
  4. To attach a file, click Browse My Computer, select your file, and click Open.
  5. Click Post Entry to finish your entry or click Save Entry as Draft to store a draft.

How do I comment on a blog?

Follow these step to add a comment to a blog:
  1. To add a comment to a blog, click Comment below the blog entry.
  2. Type comment.
  3. Click Add.

Wikis

Bb Video tutorial: Creating and Editing a Wiki Page

Bb Video tutorial: Linking Wiki Pages

  • Linking Wiki Pages - (Click the title link to open the video) This video demonstrates how to link wiki pages in Blackboard.

Bb Video tutorial: Viewing My Contribution to a Wiki

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