Using Discussion Boards and Groups in Blackboard

Blackboard training handout and videos
Download a two-page handout and watch the following videos (with audio):

  • Discussion Boards: adding a Discussion Board tab to the menu
  • Discussion Boards: adding forums, threads and messages to a discussion board
  • Discussion Boards: viewing messages in a discussion board
  • Discussion Boards: creating groups (group members have access to a private group discussion board, file exchange, and email)

    Teaching with discussion boards

  • Using discussion boards in IT Carlow - some thoughtful postings to a discussion on using discussion boards
  • Information for students on using discussion boards - online guide from NUI Galway (based on Blackboard v8, note there are differences with our current version)
  • Information for staff on using discussion boards - online guide from NUI Galway (based on Blackboard v8, note there are differences with our current version)
  • The Discussion Board Book - substantial online resource from Educause
  • Eight Ways to Get Students More Engaged in Online Conferences - Short article by Dr. W.R. KLEMM, Professor, Texas A&M University

    Short Video: Using Discussion Boards to Engage Students

    American University Professor Meg Weekes explains how discussion boards contribute to her distance education class: Justice in the Face of Terror.

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