How do I start a new discussion board topic in Blackboard?
To start a new topic within a discussion board forum, you need to create a new thread. Within the forum, click the 'Create Thread' button and enter a Subject and Message. Within the message text editor you can choose from a number of options such as font size, type and colour, as well as been able to insert features such as tables, hyperlinks and attach files.
You can choose to Save your message, and it will be kept as a draft until you want to Submit. After you submit the message, tutors and students enrolled on the Blackboard site will be able to view your thread and reply to it.