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  • Using Online Discussion in BlackboardBy Andreas BrockhausEducational TechnologistUW, Bothell

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • TopicsDiscussion OverviewCreating ForumsCreating Threads

    Creating ArchivesDiscussion Tips

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Discussion OverviewEncourages active interaction with concepts, topics outside of the classroomCan be used to prepare students for class, testsCan be used for peer review of papers

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Discussion OverviewTwo discussion areas: the main class discussion area and the small group discussion areaFor more information on the small group discussion area, please see the Small Group PowerPointTo access the main discussion board, click on the Communication button

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Discussion ForumsInstructor creates forum (general topic)Forums can be created through the Control Panel or through the Communication areaInstructor and students create threads (specific questions or responses). Students cant create forums

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Creating Discussion Forums

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Creating Discussion Forums

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Discussion ThreadsThreads represents a new question or topic to which students can respondThreads can be added by the instructor or studentClick on subject line to respond

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Can copy and paste in text from Word

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Threaded Discussion ExampleFirst ThreadSecond Thread

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Discussion ArchivesIf discussions get too long, helpful to archive some of its threadsCan only archive entire threads inside a forumNo new messages can be added to an archiveFollow the Click here for Archives link to create an archive

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Discussion Archives

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard

  • Discussion TipsClear guidelines for course requirementsStudents will use the forum if they perceive that it adds value to their studyPick topics that encourage participationQuestions or topics that:Investigate ambiguityHelp students make connections for a more global viewHot/Controversial topicsEncourage student to student interaction by being the guide on the side rather than the main instigator of questions and comments

    Using Online Discussion in Blackboard