Discussion Board – A discussion board is an asynchronous communication that can facilitate course or group discussions in a Blackboard course.
Create a discussion board forum
Create a discussion board thread
How to set grading on discussion forums and threads
Rating a discussion board thread
Groups in Blackboard
Students in your Blackboard course can be assigned to groups. Within a group certain Blackboard tools can be enabled for the group as well as permitting access to certain content.
Create Self-Enroll Group (creates a sign-up sheet): Single/Group Set
Create Manual Enroll (no sign-up sheet): Single/Group Set
Create Group Set: Random Enroll (let Blackboard sort the group members)
How to restrict access to content by group
Blackboard has built–in social media tools, namely blogs, wikis and journals.
Introduction to Blogs, Journals & Wikis in Blackboard
Blackboard Blogs – What is a Blackboard blog? Creating a Blackboard blog and the different types (course, individual & groups)
Creating & editing blog entries
Blackboard Wikis – What is a Blackboard wiki? Creating a wiki and how to monitor student participation.
Blackboard Journals – What is a Blackboard journal?
NB: Please ignore the option ‘Alignments‘ that you may come across in Blackboard Blogs, Wikis and Journals.