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Improved Discussion Features

Blackboard has redesigned their Discussions tool which adds welcomed features while maintaining all of its current functionality. 

  • New look and feel to the discussion forums
  • Large avatars/profile picture - easily identify classmates and instructors while building a class community (How to Add an Avatar)
  • View all posts within a thread on a single page
    • ability to collapse/expand
  • New Content Editor when submitting a post or reply
    • Embed rich media
    • Create a video post using Video Everywhere.
    • Post comments as usual
  • Post First Feature - Instructors can enable this setting to require that students submit their own response to the forum's prompt prior to being able to see/read what other students have posted to the forum.  (Note: when selecting this option, Blackboard will automatically make other decisions about the settings for that forum (e.g. students won't be able to delete or edit their posts.)















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