Blackboard 9.1 Feature Spotlight: Discussion Board Enhancements

Filed in Interesting Technologies, Showcase by on January 28, 2014

About Discussions

The latest version of blackboard 9.1 brought with it several enhancements including a facelift in the Discussion Board.  The Discussion Board has all of the old features we know and love with an all new interface!

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According to Blackboard:

Highlights include:

  • All posts on one page – all of the posts in a thread are now visible at the same time on one page.
  • Role highlighting – posts made by forum managers and moderators now contain the user’s course role and forum role.
  • Inline replies – when replying to a post, the content editor used to write a response appears on the same page, in the context of the discussion.
  • Post First Setting – instructors can use a new forum setting to require students to post to a forum before they can see other students’ posts.
  • Accessibility – The new experience of reading a thread is simple to consume with screen reader technology. We also removed clutter on the page, so screen reader and keyboard-only users have less to sift through as they navigate the interface.

Watch the overview video here:

Want to learn more?  Contact us at atc-ttl@wpi.edu!

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