Bb Learn - Create Discussion

Creating a Discussion in Blackboard Learn

In this scenario, you will

Although Blackboard Learn offers a number of options to choose from when you create a discussion, the steps listed in this scenario address only a few of them. You are encouraged to explore the other options on your own.

Log in to Blackboard Learn

To log in to Blackboard Learn (if you are not already logged in), follow these steps:

  1. Go to bblearn.nau.edu.
    Screenshot: Blackboard Learn login page
  2. Click the Log in to Bb Learn button.
    Login button
  3. On the Central Authentication Service (CAS) page, in the UserID field type your NAU login ID, and in the Password field, type your password.

    (NOTE: If you have already authenticated through CAS from some other campus website, you might not have to complete this step or the next. Instead, you automatically will be routed to the Blackboard Learn My Institution tab.)
    Screenshot: Type your UserID and Password. Then click the Login button.
  4. Click the Login button.

Navigate to the Correct Course

After you have logged in, make sure you are on the My Institution tab, and then from the My Courses block, select a listed course.
Screenshot: Click the Use Case Scenarios link.

Configure Blackboard Learn for Editing

Near the upper right corner of the window, make sure the Edit Mode is button is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
Screenshot: Set the Edit Mode to ON.

Add a Discussion Board

  1. In the left navigation menu, click the Content link.
    Screenshot: Select the Content link
    The Content page will be displayed.
  2. From the Add Interactive Tool menu select Discussion Board.
    Screenshot: Add a Discussion Board.
    The Create Link: Discussion Board page will be displayed.
    Screenshot: Create Link: Discussion Board page
  3. Click the Create New Forum button.
    Screenshot:
  4. On the Create Forum page in the 1. Forum Information section, type Introductions in the Name field. In the Description field, type Introduce yourself and tell us about one of your favorite things.

    If you want to format your instructions, make sure the Visual Editor is set to ON. You click the button to toggle between ON and OFF.
    Screenshot: Name of Forum
  5. Scroll to 3. Forum Settings, and click the radio button next to the Grade Forum: Points Possible field. Type 10 in the Points Possible field.
    Screenshot: Forum Grade
  6. Click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Click the Submit button.
    The Create Link: Discussion Board page will be displayed, and your newly created forum will appear in the list of forums to select from.
  7. Select the radio button next to Select a Discussion Board Forum, and then select the Introductions forum from the list.
    Screenshot: Select the Introductions forum from the list.
  8. Click the Next button.
    Screenshot: Click the Next button.
  9. In the 1. Link Information section, in the Text field, type a description of the forum topic, in this case Introduce yourself to your classmates.
    Screenshot: Type a description for the discussion.

  10. Click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Click the Submit button.
    The Content page will be displayed, and you will see a headline highlighted in green that says Success: Link Introductions created.
    Screenshot: The Content page is displayed.

Create a Discussion Thread

  1. On the Content page, click the Introductions link.
    Screenshot: Click the Introductions link.
  2. On the Forum: Introductions page, click the Create Thread button.
    Screenshot: Click the Create Thread button.
  3. On the Create Thread page, in the 1. Message section, type Introducing YourFirstName Your LastName in the Subject field. So, for example, if your name is Chris Smith, type Introducing Chris Smith. In the Message field, type a brief introductory statement about yourself.
    Screenshot: Type a subject line and an introductory message.
  4. Click the Submit button.
    Screenshot: Click the Submit button.
    Your new thread is added to the Forum: Introductions page, and you will see a headline highlighted in green that says Success: Thread <the name of your thread> created.
    Screenshot: Your new thread is added to the Forum: Introductions page.

View Your Discussion Thread

  1. On the Forum: Introductions page, click the link to your discussion thread.
    Screenshot: Click the link to your thread.
    The Thread Details page will be displayed, and you can view your thread and your initial discussion post.
    Screenshot: Examine the details of your thread and your initial discussion post.
  2. Click the OK button to return to the Forum: Introductions page.
    Screenshot: Click the OK button.