Blackboard upgrade: Discussion boards get cosmetic & functional updates
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Blackboard upgrade scheduled for summer 2014 will bring multiple changes to the way Blackboard looks and functions. This multi-part news series looks at those changes in detail. All current instructors of record can preview the new Blackboard by logging into https://bbtest.ohio.edu.
Discussion boards in the new Blackboard have been redesigned to allow more streamlined operation. Highlights of the changes include:
To learn more about the new discussion board features, watch this four minute video on Blackboard's YouTube channel.
- Single page threads: All posts in a thread can be viewed on a single page.
- Role tags: When a discussion board manager or moderator posts, his or her post will be tagged with that person's course role and forum role.
- Inline replies: When replying to a post, the rich text editor now appears inline on that thread's page instead of opening as a separate page.
- Post First option: instructors now can require students to submit a post before they are able to view other students' posts
Blackboard upgrade overview
Discussion boards video (Blackboard YouTube)