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Discussion Boards denied access error message

posted Oct 13, 2016, 6:25 AM by Paul Bussiere
Discussion Boards – if forum has been made unavailable, by date restriction or otherwise, the instructor not longer has access to the forum.  

This is a known bug. 

Steps to Replicate:

  1. Login to Blackboard Learn as Instructor
  2. Go to a Course
  3. Go to a Discussion Board
  4. Create a Forum
  5. Set a Display Until Date to a date that has already passed, so that the Discussion is no longer available
  6. Submit
  7. Click on either the Forum Name or Open from the Options menu
  8. Error message "Access Denied"

Resolution/Workaround:  Set the Forum to available.