Creating a Discussion Forum
In your Course Management area (the “kitchen”), open the Course Tools tab, then "Discussion Board." Next, click on the link to your class discussion board. Click on "Create Forum" in the action bar. If you want your students to participate by a certain date and time, we suggest you start the name with “Due” followed by the date and time and a short description of the topic. [BEEP] Leave the Forum Availability settings as is. Take your time to select the "Forum Settings"—click on the More Help link in the Create Forum banner on the top if needed. [BEEP] If you want the forum to be graded or want students to see a due date in the Course Calendar, the Notification Dashboard, and the To Do module of your course Home page as well as on their Blackboard Student app, you need to check the “Grade Discussion Forum” radio button. We recommend that you do set a due date—the same as in the name of your forum, naturally. Add a rubric if you have one. Don’t forget to click on "Submit" !