Discussions in Blackboard Ultra (Student View)

This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.


Discussion boards are used to facilitate online discussions with your classmates in Blackboard Ultra. Below is a short guide on how to access your course and contribute to the latest discussion board.


1. Upon entering your course shell, select the “Discussions” option from the top menu. Available discussions will appear below. Alternatively, the discussion board assignment may appear in the content area.

2. Click on your discussion activity of choice.

3. In some cases (shown below), you may not be able to view others’ posts until you start a thread first.

4. If the discussion board is graded, you will see the total possible points on the right side of the screen. If your professor has created a rubric for this assignment, it will also appear in this area.

5. To respond to the prompt, begin typing a response in the bar under the discussion topic. Upon clicking on this bar, several writing tools will be made available to you. Linked here is a guide on how to use these tools in written assignments. Click “Respond” once your answer is complete.

6. If done correctly, your response will appear in the area below the bar.

7. Clicking the three dots next to your response will allow you to delete or edit your text. You may not be able to edit past comments depending on whether your instructor has made this an option.

8. You may use the option in the bottom right corner to search for other users who have created posts. Clicking on their name will sort only their responses.

See also: Discussions

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