In Blackboard Ultra, discussion posts can be added directly into the course content, or they can be added through the Discussions page from the course navigation.
To have the discussion in your course content:
1. Locate the item, module, or folder where you would like to place the Discussion in. Hover your cursor to the center of the item, and click on the purple + icon.
2. Click Create
3. Under Participation and Engagement, click Discussion
4. You can rename the thread, provide the prompt for the discussion, and change the settings of the discussion.
5. Select appropriate discussion settings:
You can have a Discussion board that does not live in your Course Content from the Discussion page, located in your Course Navigation. This page will also list all discussion boards in your course.