Canvas for Instructors

Create a Discussion Forum

  • To create a discussion, go in the Discussions page and click on the + Discussion button at the top right corner of the page.

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  • Enter a title and description for the discussion topic.

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  1. This will allow course members to respond directly to other comments, allowing for conversations and debates that require more than one post.
  2. This delays the discussion until a certain date. The discussion appears automaically after the set date.
  3. This option prevents a student from seeing any replies made by other students until they have submitted thier own response.
  4. This option enables a podcast feed if the script has been embedded in the discussion topic.
  5. This option will create a gradebook entry for the discussion topic.
  • Once you are finished setting up the discussion, click on the Save button to create the discussion forum.
  • With the discussion thread created, click on the publish button at the top to make it visible to the students.