Setting discussion forum properties blackboard
First click on your discussions buttonon
to bring up your discussion board list of forums,
then click the action link next to the desired forum
to bring up the action link menu.
Select edit from the context menu
and scroll down to the forum settings.
A couple of things we definitely do not
recommend: we do not recommend you allow
because that would allow students to post
something shocking on the discussion board and
then get away with it without owning up to it.
Similarly, we don't recommend allowing authors
to delete their own posts,
because they can post something inappropriate
and delete it before you see it.
For the same reason we recommend against
allowing the authors to edit their posts.
The checked options you see here are definitely
recommended if the board is to be functional and
theres no real reason not to allow subscriptions
to the, discussion boards.
What this allows the students to do is to have any
discussion posting that appears in that board
e-mailed to them, and you ,of course, can do the
It allows you to monitor discussion board activity
through your e-mail without having to login.
One thing you definitely do not want to do
,unless you intend to do it, is to force moderation
of posts. This is useful in a situation where a
discussion gets overheated and you want to
delay posting of student
entries on the discussion forum until you have a
chance to look at them and approve them.
However, if you set this option not meaning to or
not thinking about it,
the result will be that the student will post to the
discussion forum and their posts
will show up to you but not to themselves or to
We have had some problems with this setting
being being preemptively set on discussion topics
, discussion forums that were transferred over
from blackboard vista ,so you always want to
discussion forum properties here to make sure
that this option is not checked unless you truly do
intend to moderate the discussion in this forum