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The Discussion Board tool on Blackboard can be a great way to facilitate conversations in your online course. You could use the discussion board to talk about course concepts, discuss current events or even conduct peer reviews. Anything you would talk about or collaborate on in your face-to-face class could be addressed using a discussion board.

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  1. Click Syllabus & Course Info on the course menu
  2. Click Tools
  3. Click Discussion Board
  4. Click Create New Forum
  5. Name the discussion forum
  6. Type instructions and a prompt in the Description box
  7. Click Submit
    • Note: You can make the discussion gradable by clicking Grade Discussion Forum and typing the amount of points it is worth.
  8. Ensure the button next to Select a Discussion Board Forum is marked and the forum you just created is highlighted in the list
  9. Click Next
  10. Click Submit

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