Documentation:Blackboard Learn Support Resources/interacting in forums

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Instructions for Blackboard Learn 9.1: Interacting in Forums

Blackboard Learn provides robust support for student and OLFM interaction in the Discussion Board. This tutorial will outline how to use the Discussion Board.

1. To access a particular thread, click on the title of the thread.


  • Create a new thread.
  • View Grading Information, if available.
  • Search the thread.
  • Hover over the “Display” link to show different options for filtering the list of threads.
  • Hover over “Thread Actions” to change the status of a thread.
  • Select two or more threads using the checkbox and click “Collect” to view or print only those threads.
  • Click the blue circle under “Unread Posts” to view unread posts in that thread.
  • Toggle between “List View” and “Tree View”.
  • Click the headers above the list of threads to sort the messages.
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2. To read and reply to a thread, click the thread title.

3. Hover your cursor over the buttons for more options. Hover your cursor over the Message to see the Reply, Quote, Edit and Delete buttons.

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4. Enter your message into the Content Editor and click “Submit”. You may also attach files to your message by clicking “Browse My Computer” or “Browse Course”.

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If you have questions, please contact