Creating discussion forums and threads


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Creating discussion forums and threads

Blackboard's discussion board like other online internet forums or message boards is a tool that allows students to participate in asynchronous discussions on varieties of topics usually chosen by you, the instructor. Usually the instruction initiates the conversation, students then chime in and then you jump in from time to time to offer feedback, correct misconceptions and guide the conversation towards your curricular goal. Before we start, let me give you three best practices I've picked up over the years.

First, don't assume that your students know how to participate in an online discussion. You will most likely need to teach your students the mechanics of how to use the discussion board, how to access it, how to post, how to reply. It is a good bet that your students don't know how to do anything of these things yet. You need to teach them. The second best practice I want to share with you is to set your expectations at the beginning. How many posts per week? What constitutes a subst...

Creating discussion forums and threads
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Creating discussion forums and threads provides you with in-depth training on Education + Elearning. Taught by Patrick Crispen as part of the Blackboard Essential Training

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Education + Elearning
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