Blackboard Administrators are currently working on resolving the issue of instructors not being able to access the Discussion Board. This issue is not affecting students, only course instructors. Estimated time of resolution is unknown at this time. Here are suggested workarounds until the issue is resolved.
If you have a “non-graded” discussion: you need to create a content area that is not visible to students (be sure it is Hidden). Select Tools; select Discussions Boards; then select a Discussion Board Forum. Hit Next, then Submit.
If you have a “graded” discussion: you can access student posts via the “Needs Grading” or the Grade Center area within Blackboard’s Gradebook. This will bring up the familiar inline grading tool.
If you need assistance you may call the TLP, at 898-6167.