Improved conversion for Discussion Forums and Threads – 3900.65

Blackboard Learn SaaS
Ultra Experience
Ultra Course View
Impact: Instructors

Discussion Forums in the Original Course View are an essential feature. Instructors often create discussion prompts as threads within a forum. Students respond by creating a thread or replying to existing threads in the forum.

In other cases, Discussion Forums serve as containers. Instructors create a thread for each discussion prompt within the forum. Students respond to the discussion prompt by replying to the thread.

To better support each of these use cases, we have updated our conversion process.

Now, when the "allow members to create new threads" setting is selected, the Discussion Forum converts to a Discussion in the Ultra Course View. If this setting is not selected, the Discussion Forum will become a folder in the Ultra Course View. All threads within the forum convert to Discussions inside the folder.

For administrators: This feature is available for all Ultra courses. There are no configurations needed.

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