This page describes how to add a Discussion Forum to BlackBoard. A Discussion Forum can be used for students to discuss a given topic, or share ideas. If the Discussion Board has already been created follow the directions under Follow directions from here if the Discussion Board has already been created. If the Discussion Board has not yet been created follow the directions under Follow directions from here if the Discussion Board has not been created yet.


  • Select the course you wish to add a Discussion Forum to
  • In the left menu, click on the page you wish to add a Discussion Forum to
    • Note: You can only add a Discussion Forum to content area such as "Information" and "Content."
  • Once in the content area, click on Tools in the upper menu
  • Select Discussion Board

Follow directions from here if the Discussion Board has already been created.
  • Select "Select a Discussion Board Forum"
  • Select the Discussion Forum you wish to link
  • Click Next
  • Fill in the name and any additional information of the link
  • Click Submit

Follow directions from here if the Discussion Board has not been created yet.
  • Click Create New Forum
  • Fill in the Name and any additional information of the Discussion Board
  • Click Submit
  • Select Select a Discussion Board Forum
  • Click the Forum that was just created
  • Click Next
  • Fill in the Name and any additional information of the link
  • Click Submit


Note: For instructions with pictures see below.

  • Select the course you wish to add a Discussion Forum to
  • In the left menu, click on the page you wish to add a Discussion Folder to
    • Note: You can only add a content folder to content area such as "Information" and "Content."
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  • Click on Tools in the upper menu
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  • Select Discussion Board
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Follow directions from here if the Discussion Board has already been created. If the Discussion Board has not yet been created, scroll down till you see Follow directions from here if the Discussion Board has not been created yet. Then follow the directions from here.

  • Select Select a Discussion Board Forum
  • Select the Discussion Forum you wish to link
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  • Click Next
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  • Fill in the name and any additional information of the link
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  • Click Submit.
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Follow directions from here if the Discussion Board has not been created yet.

  • Click Create New Forum.
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  • Fill in the Name and any additional information of the Discussion Board.
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  • Click Submit.
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  • Then select Select a Discussion Board Forum
  • Click the Forum that was just created
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  • Click Next
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  • Fill in the Name and any additional information of the link
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  • Click Submit
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