AI-Generated Discussion Prompts

This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

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


Authentic Discussion Prompts Overview

Blackboard provides the ability to generate authentic discussion prompts using Artificial Intelligence technology.  To ensure the instructor is in control, the AI-generation process allows instructors to: 

  • Enter a discussion description
  • Select course items as a reference
  • Select a desired cognitive process based on Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Set the complexity,
  • Generate a discussion title

The instructor can review the generated prompts and select one to add to the discussion. After adding the prompt, the instructor can edit or further refine the prompt as appropriate.

Creating an AI-Generated Discussion Prompt

From the Discussions tab, select Auto-Generate Discussion in the upper right corner, then:

  1. In the Description box, enter in keywords the discussion prompt should be about.
  2. The "Select Course Items" box allows you to generate a prompt based on existing content within your course.
  3. In the Desired Cognitive Level drop-down menu, select the Bloom's taxonomy category desired (e.g. Apply, Analyze, Evaluate, or Create).  If Inspire Me! is selected, a selection of prompts is created using a variety of these options.
  4.  Select the desired level of complexity on the Complexity Scale
  5.  If a prompt title is not desired, uncheck the Generate Discussion Title box
  6.  Click Generate
  7.  Review the prompt options and select one(s) to add to the Discussion by clicking the radial button next to the desired prompt.
  8.  Select Add to add the prompt to the Discussions tab.

Once a prompt has been added to the Discussions tab, it can be further edited if desired and settings applied.

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