Discussions in Blackboard Instructor
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Discussions look a bit different in the mobile app. Spend a few minutes getting familiar with the new look and you'll feel right at home.
You can read course discussions, start threads, and reply to posts. Tap your own post to edit or delete.
Original View Courses
Discussions are accessed from the Course Overview in the app. If you have a course menu link to the discussions tool in your Original View Course, it shows in Course Content in the app as well.
Compatible features. Features such as post first, rubrics, graded forums, and graded threads are compatible with the app.
Forums and threads. You can start new threads in the app. However, use the web browser view of your course to create forums.
Attachments. You can't add discussion attachments from the app. Please access the web browser view of your course to add attachments. If you want a discussion attachment to be viewed in the app, add it with the Attach File function outside of the editor. Attachments that are added in-line with text are not linked in the mobile app at this time.
Some Original Course View discussion features aren't in the app, but are still available in the web view of Blackboard Learn. For example, log in to Blackboard on a web browser if you want to rate posts.
Ultra View Courses
Discussions are accessed from the Course Overview in the app.
Compatible features. Features such as rubrics and graded discussions are compatible with the app. When you create a discussion and select Display on the course content page, it shows on Course Content as well as Discussions in the app.
Folders. If you used folders to organize discussions in your course, the folders are represented in the app as well.
Attachments. Attachments added in Ultra Course View discussions aren't available in the app at this time.