Discussion Boards

By completing this course, you will be better prepared to communicate with your students online and to demonstrate a strong teaching presence, by reinforcing effective writing skills.  You will also learn about the types of interactions in the online classroom and how to create engaging discussion board questions that encourage critical and creative thinking. You will learn how to create discussion board rubrics and set up a discussion board forum inside of Blackboard.


All of the DEEP courses are hosted in BlackBoard. To enroll in a course, please fill out the form in the link below and you will be added to the BlackBoard course.


Email Notifications in Blackboard

Want to know when your submissions have been graded? Need automatic notification when a submission needs to be graded? In Blackboard you can set up notifications via email in just a few steps.

From the main Blackboard page after login, click Notifications Dashboard in the upper left corner of the screen:

Notifications Dashboard

In the Alerts content area, click Edit Notifications Settings:

Edit Notifications Settings

There are several ways to configure notifications. For the purposes of this tutorial, you will see how to configure your needs for a single course.

Under Edit Individual Course Settings, click the course for which you would like to receive notifications:

Edit Individual Course Settings

As a course participant, to receive an email after an assignment has been graded, under Email, check Item Graded. The click Submit:

Item Graded

As a course grader, to receive an email after an assignment has been submitted by a single student, under Email, check Assignment Needs Grading. Then click Submit:

Assignment Needs Grading