Blackboard: Discussion Board Grading
How to make your Discussion board appear in the grade center and notify you when a student has posted.
1. Go the discussion page and click Create Forum.
2. When creating a forum, go to the Forum Settings, and check the box for Grading Discussion Forum: Points Possible as well as add points in box.
3. Click Submit when done.
(Important Note: For a student user to get credit for a post, they will need to enter the forum and create a thread. Otherwise, Blackboard will not see their action and thus they will not show up in the grade center as needs grading.)