Aug 132014
 

Threads are a series of posts related to a similar topic. Threads also provide an organizational structure within a forum for sharing posts. When creating a Forum, the Instructor has the option of allowing or not allowing users to start threads. If grading by thread is set-up, users cannot start threads. Navigate to the Discussion […]

 August 13, 2014  Posted by at 1:05 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Create Thread
Aug 122014
 
Discussion Tree View vs. List View

A Forum can be viewed in one of two contexts: Tree View or List View. This choice remains in effect until the user changes it; it can be changed at any time. Tree View Tree View displays the thread starter messages and their reply messages. Users can expand and collapse threads by using either the […]

 August 12, 2014  Posted by at 10:17 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Discussion Tree View vs. List View
Jul 302014
 
Inserting (Embedding) Images in Discussion Board Threads

Images within discussion board threads can enhance discussion board topics or they can stimulate class discussion. Search for and locate an image on the Internet Save an image from a web page to your computer Right-mouse click on the image Mac Users: control key and mouse click Select Save Image As or Save Picture As […]

 July 30, 2014  Posted by at 10:32 am Communicating and Collaborating, Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board, Discussion Board Comments Off on Inserting (Embedding) Images in Discussion Board Threads
Jul 302014
 

A search function is available within the Discussion Board. The search fields include keyword, date and time restrictions, and options for where to search. From the search function, users can search all Forums in the Course, including any Forums that appear in the user’s groups. Enter the Discussion Board Forum page Select the Search Enter […]

 July 30, 2014  Posted by at 9:00 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Search All Forums
Jul 302014
 

Instructors can use the Performance Dashboard to review student progress in the discussion board. For example, instructors can see at a glance: date of last post, total posts, average length, minimum post length, maximum post length, average post position for each forum a student has participated in. From the Control Panel Select Evaluation Select Performance […]

 July 30, 2014  Posted by at 1:15 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board, Grading Discussion Boards Comments Off on Discussion Board Statistics
Jul 292014
 

A search function is available within the Discussion Board. The search fields include keyword, date and time restrictions, and options for where to search. From the search function, users can search all Forums in the Course, including any Forums that appear in the user’s groups. Select and enter a Discussion Board Forum Select the Search […]

 July 29, 2014  Posted by at 2:39 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Search Forums
Jan 182013
 

Instructors can change the status of a thread by selecting a thread action. Select and enter a Discussion Board Forum Select the check box(es) next to the Posts/Thread(s) you want to change the status of To Select All Posts/Threads: select the upper most check box (located next to the red flag in the column header […]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 1:13 pm Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Thread Actions – Changing Thread Status
Jan 182013
 

Tagging allows you to add metadata to posts making them easier to find in searches. You must select Allow Post Tagging when selecting forum settings. Important Note: for faster Discussion Board page loading, turn tagging off. Adding Tags to Posts Select and enter a Discussion Board Forum Select the check box(es) next to the Thread(s) […]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 1:13 pm Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Add/View/Delete Discussion Post Tags
Jan 182013
 

Subscriptions to Discussion Board Forum or Threads allows Blackboard to notify users by email each time a new Post is added to a Thread or Forum. If this feature has been enabled by an instructor then students must elect to use the feature by selecting the Subscribe button which appears on the Forum page or […]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 1:11 pm Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Forum and Thread Subscriptions
Jan 182013
 
Save and Submit Threads (Draft)

When you create a new thread or reply to a post, you can either submit the post, or you can save a draft of the post. By saving a thread/post/reply, you can return to it later to make changes before the message is made available to all users. Both faculty and students have this option. […]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 12:30 pm Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Save and Submit Threads (Draft)
Jan 182013
 

Threads grow as users respond to the initial, and subsequent, posts. Replies build on one another to construct a conversation which is then read by the user either all at once or as threads are added. Select and enter a Discussion Board Forum Select the title of the Thread to open If applicable, select the […]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 10:16 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Reply to Threads
Jan 182013
 

Collect gathers posts on one page where you can print, filter, or sort them. Collections are also a good way to organize posts for quick reading. Collecting a Group of Threads Select and enter a Discussion Board Forum Select the check boxes next to the Threads you want to collect read Select the upper most […]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 9:37 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board, gc_Grading Discussion Boards, Grading Discussion Boards Comments Off on Collect Discussion Threads for Easier Reading
Jan 182013
 
Reading Individual Posts/Threads

Threads grow as users respond to the initial, and subsequent, posts. Replies build on one another to construct a conversation which is then read by the user either all at once or as threads are added. Select Discussion Board from the Course Menu or a Discussion Board link within your course content Select a Discussion […]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 9:28 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Reading Individual Posts/Threads
Jan 182013
 

Instructors can delete threads. Instructors can also allow the option for students to delete their own threads when creating/editing a forum. These actions are irreversible. Delete a Single Threads Select and enter a Discussion Board Forum Select the title of the Thread to open Select the title of the Post you want to delete Select […]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 8:50 am Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Delete Thread or Threads
Jan 172013
 

Threads are a series of posts related to a similar topic. Creating a thread posts the first message to then be followed by replies to the message/post. Select and enter a Discussion Board Forum Select the title of the Thread to open Select the title of the Post you would like to edit Hover the […]

 January 17, 2013  Posted by at 2:52 pm Communications and Collaboration, Course Content and Tools, Create and Manage Threads, Discussion Board Comments Off on Edit Thread