With this year’s Blackboard upgrade rapidly approaching it is time to tell you about a few new features, today we’re going to look at Discussion Boards. The upgrade includes a complete redesign of the Thread Detail page whilst maintaining the existing functions. There are also a few new helpful features:
- All posts on one page – all the posts in one thread are displayed at the same time on one page.
- Post First Setting – when setting up a forum you can make it a requirement for students to post to a forum before they can see other students’ posts.
- Role Highlighting – posts made by forum managers and moderators now show the user’s paper role and forum role.
- Accessibility – reading a thread is now much easier with screen reader technology.
- Inline replies – when replying to a post, the text editor now appears on the same page as the post.
You can read more about the Discussion Board updates here: http://help.blackboard.com