How do you use the discussion forum tool in your courses--especially as a graded item?

Discussion created by kg37683 on Aug 17, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 12, 2017 by kg37683

Today in our BITS session, a participant had a question about using the discussion forum tool.  In particular, the participant wanted to know how others manage the grading so that it doesn't become too burdensome.  Given the importance of engagement in a course, this seemed like a great question to pass on to the whole Blackboard Educators Community.  So, tell us, please, what you have done to make the discussion forum tool be an effective tool for engagement in your courses.