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How can I create a discussion? (Ultra)

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A discussion in Blackboard Ultra is an activity where students have threaded discussions based on the topic you determine. To add a new discussion, from the Course Content page, navigate to where you want to add it. Hover over the location you wish to place the content item. Click the purple plus sign that appears. A menu will appear. Click Create.

Add menu with Create button highlighted

A side menu will appear. Choose Discussion.

Create item menu with discussion highlighted

Give the discussion a title by clicking the default title, erasing it, and typing a new one. If you want to make the discussion visible to students immediately, click the menu at the top right, and choose Visible to students.

Discussion title and visibility settings

In the space provided, put your instructions and discussion prompt. You can add formatting to your text or add files, links, and videos by clicking the plus sign in the format menu. Once you have added your content, click the Save button.

Discussion content and save button

There are additional settings with the discussion activity, but those will be covered in detail in another article: Discussion Settings (Ultra).

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