Collecting Discussion Forum Posts

The "Collect" feature in the Blackboard discussion board tool allows instructors and students to assemble multiple discussion board posts onto one page.  This allows for easy reading, saving, or printing of multiple posts.

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.

Collecting Discussion Board Posts, Part 1

You will now see a list of threads within the forum you selected.  Check the boxes to the left of the threads you wish to view the posts for and click the Collect button at the top.

Collecting Discussion Board Posts, Part 2

You will now see all the discussion posts in the selected threads on the screen.  You can now print the page, or you can copy the threads into a Word document to archive the posts.