Wednesday, October 17, 2007

How to Upload a Document to the Discussion Board

Step 1 - Open the Discussion Board

Access the Discussion Board by clicking on the Discussion Board link located in the navigation pane on the left side of screen in your Blackboard course.

Step 2 - Upload your Document

Click on the title of the Discussion to open it

Click on Add New Thread

Enter a Subject and a Message (description) for your post.

Scroll down and click on the Browse button.

Browse to your file by selecting the Destination.

Next, select your document by clicking on it

Click Open.

Click Submit

If you have successfully uploaded a document to the Discussion Board, you will see a paper clip icon next to the subject of your post.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Version of Java for Chat and Virtual Classroom in Blackboard

If you're using the Chat or Virtual Classroom options in the Collaboration section of Blackboard, we recommend version 5.0 of the Java plugin for your browser for both students and instructors. Newer versions (such as version 6.x) have been known to cause problems with collaboration sessions.

You can download the version 5.0 of the Java plugin for Windows here:

(for Macintosh, please use the built-in java capability of your browser)