Creating Forums in the Discussion Board

A discussion board forum is an area where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics. Within each forum, users can create multiple threads. A thread includes the initial post and all replies to it. You can create forums and threads to organize discussions into units or topics relevant to your course.

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If you want to get your students to submit content to a forum containing a mash up (eg to use Kaltura to record or upload a video), you will need to make sure that Allow File Attachments is ticked when you create your forum.  If it isn’t, the Mashups dropdown won’t be available to anyone composing a thread or a reply.

We’ve reported this behaviour to Blackboard, and have been told this is by design.