Dr. McIntyre and Ms. Datte will share the excitement of fostering student engagement in an otherwise lecture-heavy classroom experience. This informative session demonstrates the value of following the principles of Heutagogy: self-directed learning and BYOD in a face-to-face classroom to create an interactive student-centered learning environment. This session includes innovative methods for using Discussion Forums during face-to face class meetings to create a blended learning environment. Lab space or BYOD can be employed for this method of engaging students. These methods have been proven as useful, effective, and enjoyable ways to engage students in the classroom.Attendees will walk away with the confidence and knowledge to utilize Discussion Forums in a face-to-face classroom setting as another way to use Blackboard Learn to engage students on their own terms. Participants might also walk away with one of the many door prizes given away throughout the session!