Q. I would like to have students upload their Microsoft Word documents to my Blackboard course, and then have each of those documents distributed to each enrolled student. Is this an available option for students?
A. Although instructors can upload materials in many different areas on Blackboard, there are limited ways for students to do this. If you would like your students to upload documents to Blackboard so that other students can see them, the simplest way is to create a discussion forum.
Once the forum is created, add a starter thread in which you ask your students to reply and attach their Word documents. The result should be a series of attached documents with each student’s name. For the sake of clarity in the forum, you may want to prevent students from creating their own threads, which is an option in Forum Settings.