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Blackboard Discussion Tip #42

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This is a great time saving tip for students and faculty. One way Discussions are used in an online classroom is to create community. There are many other reasons to use it, but despite the reasons sometimes it is difficulty keeping up with all the post.  Normally you would click the post open, read and reply, close it and repeat the process for the next post.

In the example below there were about 80 post to read. Instead of going through the normal process for each post you can select the post you want to read by clicking the selection box to the left of the post (or all post can be selected at one time by clicking the select box in the row header) and clicking the Collect button.

Collect Post

Collect Post

A new window will open where you can view all the selected post on one screen. Not only can you view the post, but you can reply to the individual post. In addition, you will have the ability to sort and\or print from the collect view.

Read Post

Read Post


Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

March 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

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