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Creating a New Discussion

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This article shows how to create a Discussion in Canvas

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  • Discussions can be gradable or not graded
  • You can link a discussion to other parts of your course
  • You can add images and links to external websites and video to discussion instructions
  • It's highly recommended that you instruct students what to put into the subject line of a discussion

Get Me Started

From within your course, choose Discussions > +Discussion
Or use the detailed steps below.

Creating a Discussion (Step-by-Step)
Make a Discussion Gradable
Put a time limit on a discussion
Linking to a Discussion

You can link a discussion to another location in your course. For example, link it into a course module or the assignments area.

Publishing the Discussion

Students won't see the assignment until you publish it. You can choose whether to publish the assignment when you create it, or to reveal it later.

You can add images and links to websites or videos to discussion instructions.

  • Adding an Image to a Discussion (to be developed)
  • Adding links to a Discussion  (to be developed)


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