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Introduction to Discussion Boards

Discussion Board / Bulletin Board - it's the same thing...
Many of the instructors use discussion groups in their online courses.  In fact, your first assignment may be to post something to a discussion board about yourself and why you are taking the class.  Don't be shy!  The next section,  'Netiquette' will familiarize you with some do's and don't of online discussion. 

You may be graded for class participation by your use of the discussion group.  Besides, it's a great way to talk with the other students you may seldom, if ever, meet.   You may be required to post once or twice a week,  so get acquainted with how it works!