Is there an alternate discussion board for use in Blackboard?

Piazza is a discussion forum platform designed to facilitate higher quality collaborative discussions than the native Discussion Board that Blackboard provides. Piazza is integrated into Blackboard, where faculty can manage discussions in a course site.

Learn how to create a Piazza link in this quick guide
Piazza will be moving to a paid/contribution-supported model starting January 2021. UIC faculty can continue to use Piazza freely through August 1, 2021 with the contribution-supported model. The Piazza tool will also remain available for use in Blackboard course sites.  For more information on these Piazza changes, please visit Paid Model for Piazza Q&A.
UIC's Educational Technology Committee will be meeting on February 2, 2021 to discuss the possibility of acquiring a Piazza institutional license for Fall 2021. Additional information and updates will be communicated to faculty via the Technology Solutions and Circle Back to Campus Newsletters. 
You can also use Piazza outside of Blackboard. For more information see this Piazza page: 
For information about how to create threads/forums in Blackboard, please visit:
Note: This information only applies to the original course view.


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