How to Do Any Type of Discussion Posting

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Organizing Posts by Using Threads

If your question is about information in a thread already created by another student, then you must post within that thread. Blackboard provides video tutorials on using its Discussion tool. Learning about the tools will save you time. These two examples may help you understand why posting within a thread is useful for your colleagues in the class and why sometimes creating a new thread is useful.

Example 1: If a student had posted a new message about a question about on how to submit the Video Assignment after you finish the fo;e and if you have a related question about that, you need to post within an existing thread:

1.     Click on the message.

2.    Read all questions and answers in that thread.

3.    If your question has not been asked or if someone asks a question that you know, then click on that message in the thread, click Reply, and then click Submit.
Tip: It is a good idea to change the subject line so everyone knows what you mean.

Example 2: On the other hand, if no one has posted on how to submit the Video Assignment and if you are having trouble,you need to create a new thread:

1.     Click on Create Thread and write in the Subject line something that reveals your question such Canít get my Video Assignment file to submit.

2.    In the body of the message, you would make your question as brief and clear as you can.

3.    When you finish, click Submit.


Points to Remember about All Postings

Read discussion topics and responses on Blackboard often. Reflect on these comments and contribute. Online discussions are learning opportunities that are equivalent to study groups or class discussions with instructors and other participants. By reflecting on and responding to questions and comments, you will develop your ability to articulate your knowledge and your concerns. We are here to learn the material, to help each other, to have fun, and to discuss matters of importance (at least I think history is important) with others.





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