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Not sure how to post or reply to a discussion on a Discussion Forum in Blackboard?  It is easy!  Read on for directions on how to read, post, and reply to threads in a Discussion Forum on Blackboard as well as how to view your graded posts.

Accessing the Forums

  1. Log into Blackboard at learn.uark.edu with your UARK username and password.
    Enter your email and password and select Login.
  2. Click the Courses tab at the top of the screen.
    Select Courses.
  3. Select the course name.
    Select your course.
  4. Select Discussions in the Course Menu on the left.
    Select Discussions.

To Read and Reply to a Post

  1. Click the title of the forum.
    Select the title of the forum.
  2. Click the title of a thread to read posts.
    Select the title of the thread.
  3. Click  the Reply button to respond.
    Select reply.
    Note: If there are no posts to view, you may need to create one before you can view the other posts. (See instructions below.)
  4. Type your response in the box and click the Submit button.
    Type your response and select submit.

To Create a New Post

  1. Select the title of the forum.
    Select the title of the forum.
  2. Click the Create Thread button.
    Select Create Thread
  3. Enter a subject and include your post in the message box.
    Enter a subject and enter the body of your post.
    Note: You can also attach a file to your post.  Click the Browse my Computer button, select the file, and click the open button.  This is similar to uploading a file to email.
    Select Browse My Computer
    Select your file and select Open.
  4. Click the Submit button.
    Select Submit.


To View Your Graded Points

Click the Grading Information button at the top of the Discussion Forum or select My Grades on the left menu bar.

Select Grading Information or Select My Grades.