What you need to know
Topics are moved to Blackboard Learn and are called Forums. Because User data is not moved, only the first message in each thread is moved. These messages are displayed as posts by “Anonymous.” The first message in each thread should be edited or removed if it is not appropriate to include in the new course. WebCT Vista Discussion Categories are not moved to Blackboard Learn. In the WebCT Vista system, the Discussion Description could be used to guide student responses to a topic. In the new system, the description only displays on the Discussion Board page and does not display when the student is in the Discussion Forum.
Where is it now
Discussions are located in the Communications link on the course navigation menu.
What you need to do
- Open each Discussion Forum and Edit the settings. Some settings come over, but other settings do not have a match.
- Delete all unwanted threads.
- Copy and paste the Discussion Forum description into a thread to begin the discussion.
- If your Forum used a Grading Form (rubric) in WebCT Vista, you will need to re-create this functionality in the new LMS by associating a rubric to each Forum.