Creating a Discussion Board Thread

This guide will demonstrate how to post a new thread to a discussion forum.

Accessing the Discussion Board

Image of the Blackboard Course Menu with Discussion Board outlined with a red circle.

Log into your Blackboard course and click on the Discussion Board link in the course menu.

Selecting a Discussion Forum

You will now see a list of forums that have been created in the Course Discussion Board.  Click on the name of the forum in which you would like to create a new thread.

Creating a New Thread, Part 1

You will now see the forum view with the name of the forum at the top of the screen. To create a new thread, click the Create Thread button at the top of the page.

Creating a New Thread, Part 2

Image of the Create Thread screen with the following annotations: 1.Subject: Enter a subject for the post here.2.Message: In the textbox, type in the body of the post.3.Attach File: Click on the Browse My Computer button to attach a file to the post.4.When finished, click the Submit button.

You will now see a screen similar to the one above labeled Create Thread.

  1. Subject: Enter a subject for the post here.
  2. Message: In the textbox, type in the body of the post.
  3. Attach File: Click on the Browse My Computer button to attach a file to the post.
  4. When finished, click the Submit button.

The thread and post will now appear in the forum list.