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Discussion Board

Discussion board overview
Information about setting up and accessing discussion boards, and an overview of the discussion board structure.

Create discussion board forum
You can create forums and threads to organize discussions into units or topics relevant to your course. A forum is an area of the discussion board where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics. Within each forum, students can create multiple threads. A thread includes the initial post and all replies to it. 

Create discussion board thread
A thread is a conversation within a forum that includes the initial post and all replies to it.

Respond to a discussion thread
Information about how to respond to a thread and suggestions for discussion board etiquette.

Grade discussion board participation
You can grade participation in a discussion forum or thread.

Group discussions
If you use groups within Blackboard, you can set up discussion forums within those groups.

BMCC faculty can get hands-on support for these tools at E-Learning lab hours.