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How do I Add a Forum to the Discussion Board

Article ID: 567
Last updated: 24 Jun, 2020

This lesson covers creating a new forum in the Discussion Board area. The instructions are first presented in a video format, with written instructions to follow.



1. In the control panel, select Course Tools, then select Discussion Board.

2. Click Create Forum

Click Create Forum

3. Choose a Name and Description for the Forum

Choose a Name and Description for the Forum

4. Set the Availabilty

Set the Availabiltiy

5. Choose the Settings and grade if you'd like the grade to appear in the gradebook

Choose the Settings and grade if you'd like the grade to appear in the gradebook

6. You can opt of grading, choose individual thread grades or overall forum grades.

7. Click Submit

Click Submit

8. Your Forum has been created

Your Forum has been created

If you'd like, start the Forum by creating the first thread with directions for students, follow these steps.

1. Click Create Thread.

If you'd like, start the Forum by creating the first thread with directions for students. Click Create Thread.

2. Add the Subject and the message, which may include questions for students to respond to.

Add the Subject and the message, which may include questions for students to repsond to.

3. You  must enter a subject and a message here. You can also attach files if you'd like. When finished, click submit.

4. To link to your Forum from other areas of Blackboard, navigate to the area first

To link to your Forum from other areas of Blackboard, navigate to the area first

5. From the Build Content menu, click Course Link

From the Build Content menu, click Course Link

6. Find the Discussion Board area and choose the forum to create the link to

Find the Discussion Board area and choose the forum to create the link to

7. Fill in any additional text and availability options and click Submit

Fill in any additional text and availability options and click Submit

7. Your Forum link has been created

Your Forum link has been created

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