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Like other learning management systems, Canvas has the ability to generate discussion forums.

Creating a Discussion Forum

  1. To create a discussion topic, go to Discussions.Discussions link.jpg
  2. Then click Start a New Topic located on the right side.Start a new topic.jpg
  3. Add a topic title and the topic/question itself.Add topic title.jpg

Notes on Discussions

  • Discussions can be scored or unscored. Scored Discussions are a kind of Assignment.
  • Discussions can include text formatted using the same WYSIWYG editor used in Pages.
  • You can embed media in Discussions, or attach files to a posting.
  • Discussion replies are called "side comments". Look for the green reply arrows, or the "Make a side comment" link.

Known Issues

  • Teachers can edit posts, but not "side comments".
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