Grading Discussions in Blackboard

Discussions are not able to grade themselves in Blackboard. Instructors plan their time to grade once a discussion deadline has passed. This post explains how to use the… Read More


Viewing Discussion Posts

Find and View Discussion Posts and Replies Select Discussion Link Begin by selecting Discussion link from the course menu. If your instructor has you in groups, check the… Read More


Planning Online Discussions

Online discussions can be a powerful learning activity, but they are complicated and merit advanced planning. Expectations Consider these points to help communicate your expectations to students, as… Read More


Grading Online Discussions

Make a plan for grading your discussions long before the term starts. Once the term begins, use the tips below to make grading as efficient as possible. Tips… Read More


Instructor Presence in Online Discussions

Once you’ve written effective discussion questions, continue designing your online discussions by planning your own participation. Specifically, how often to post, what to post, and what to avoid.… Read More


Student Introductions

Introductory activities in both face-to-face and online courses are not just fun, they set the stage for the coming weeks. Activities like icebreaker discussions for online classes are… Read More