How do I add a forum to the discussion board?

This lesson covers creating a new forum in the Discussion Board area

Select the Discussion Board that is listed with your course name.

Select the Discussion Board that is listed with your course name.

Click Create Forum

Click Create Forum

Choose a Name and Description for the Forum

Choose a Name and Description for the Forum

Set the Availabiltiy

Set the Availabiltiy

Choose the Settings and grade if you'd like the grade to appear in the gradebook

Choose the Settings and grade if you'd like the grade to appear in the gradebook

You can opt of grading, choose individual thread grades or overal forum grades.

Click Submit

Click Submit

Your Forum has been created

Your Forum has been created

If you'd like, start the Forum by creating the first thread with directions for students. Click Create Thread.

If you'd like, start the Forum by creating the first thread with directions for students. Click Create Thread.

Add the Subject and the message, which may include questions for students to repsond to.

Add the Subject and the message, which may include questions for students to repsond to.

You  must enter a subject and a message here. You can also attach files if you'd like. When finished, click submit.

To link to your Forum from other areas of Blackboard, navigate to the area first

To link to your Forum from other areas of Blackboard, navigate to the area first

From the Build Content menu, click Course Link

From the Build Content menu, click Course Link

Find the Discussion Board area and choose the forum to create the link to

Find the Discussion Board area and choose the forum to create the link to

Fill in any additional text and availability options and click Submit

Fill in any additional text and availability options and click Submit

Your Forum link has been created

Your Forum link has been created

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