Discussion boards are meant to give people the opportunity to interact and, well, discuss a particular topic. In recent years, college professors have embraced the concept, and the idea that it will allow their students to sound ideas off one another and learn to engage in respectful debate.
That…often does not happen.
As is proven by these 14 rather insightful tweets.
14. He didn’t say WHAT you had to comment.
Blackboard discussion board
You must reply to 2 other classmates
Classmate: The War occurred in 1812
me : I agree, the war did occur in 1812
— Daniela (@_chikibaby97) July 25, 2017
13. Hilarious and well-crafted on so many levels.
“….and another thing: i think this discussion board is bullsh^t. i had a hot girl summer and you wanna ask me about climate change. i fixed it.”pic.twitter.com/DNeU1dWcoq
— back to black (@DaShaunLH) August 31, 2019
12. That’s a very specific opening line.
On a discussion board rn pic.twitter.com/TAO2A0C6YW
— gov michaela (@MichaelaOkla) November 27, 2018
11. It’s a good strategy because no one is reading all that.
me replying to a discussion board question: therefore whereto whom in conjunction with the assessment is of course the international ramifications that superfluous egregiously in conclusion hitherto admonishing satirically and objectively pic.twitter.com/gOkn0BnVxE
— ? (@Abalisah) November 17, 2018
10. Did you mean blackOUT?
bro last night was a blackboard discussion post
— sabbiг (@sabbyinthelab) September 9, 2019
9. Kids will always find a way to do less work if you leave open a door.
*discussion board posts*
Student: I love bread
Me: Joe, I agree with you! I love bread too. I liked the part when you said you loved bread. Great point!
— Liv Howard (@olivia_howardd) September 19, 2018
8. You just did everyone’s work for them congrats.
alright I'm never submitting first on a discussion board ever again because the rest of the class is just rewording what I said pic.twitter.com/gfjQRqi251
— ℮ﭐՀՀﭐᎠ (@danababy97) April 5, 2017
7. It’s amazing how close you came to faking it.
Hi! I also agree with the thing you said in this discussion board post about the opinion you made up so it sounds like you did the reading!
— Joey⚡️ (@joeygllghr) September 5, 2017
6. Are we trying to hit a word requirement here?
College online discussion board:
Emily : the sky is blue
Me: Emily I totally agree with what you said. I like how you used the color blue as a form of imagery to describe the sky that was such a powerful statement you said Emily.
— evil (@evilbart24) March 1, 2019
5. Expert level commenting.
Kala, I completely agree. I too, find the boards of discussion found on canvas to be F*ke. Awesome post. https://t.co/9RZckQLqeu
— Hannah Wilson (@HannahSWilson22) January 13, 2019
4. Is it BYOB because I’m on the way.
*goes on blackboard to complete a discussion board post*
U go Jacob Rosenblatt u go ✊? pic.twitter.com/FtvPzv2sZk
— keels (@keelymcmanaman) October 31, 2016
3. Yes, yes, so insightful.
College discussion board:
Me: Wow Jim I totally agree. I like how you added the 2's together and got 4, very insightful.
— ICEJJFISH (@Andre_BrownJr) March 23, 2017
2. I don’t see why that’s a problem.
Is being sexually attracted to someone because of their response to your discussion board post tacky
— Sydnee Kades (@sydneekades) January 26, 2019
1. So many exclamation points!
me in real life:
me over discussion board:
Hello fellow student!! I completely agree with everything you stated in your post! Thank you so much for opening my eyes to a brighter and more enlightening future! Have a glorious day 🙂
— alex (@amarchi13) September 5, 2018
I’m glad I went to college in a time where email was just getting off the ground, honestly.
Would you survive in this new world of digital classrooms, or do you think some things shouldn’t change quite so much?
Let us know in the comments!