Discussion Assignments - Finding and Posting
Locating Discussion Assignments
Locating Discussion assignments can, at first, be confusing for a student new to using Canvas. Most courses are setup for the
Discussion assignments to be located within weekly modules or units on the course's 'Home' page much like where all the other
assignments and quizzes are located. Discussion assignments can be identified by a conversation bubble icon.
The Student Orientation course directs students to look for a Discussion link in the Course Navigation area (refer to picture
below). This link is rarely ever enabled and is not visible to the student.
Posting to a Discussion Assignment
To post to a Discussion assignment you must first open the assignment and then click the reply button at the bottom left of the assignment
box. Then type your response in the text entry box that populates underneath.
When you are finished typing your response click the blue "Post Reply" button in the bottom right of the text entry box. When you have successfully posted your response post you will then be able to
view and respond to all of your classmate's posts and replies. Please note replies are only visible to those who have posted at least one reply.
Canvas posts a blank response to my Discussion Thread
Some students have reported intermittent issues where they type up a response to a discussion question in Canvas and when they post it, it ends up posting with a blank reply instead of the information they typed up. Instructure support says that this ...
Canvas Studio - Posting a Video to a Discussion
Step 1: In Canvas open the course's "Home" page by either opening the class from the "Dashboard" or by clicking the "Courses" link in the blue sidebar and then select the course title. Step 2: Look for the Discussion assignment in the course and open ...
Submitting a discussion in Canvas
Some classes are not set up to have a discussion section to click to find discussion questions. If this is the case, go to the home area and find the discussion in the list there and click on the discussion. For example, here is a discussion question ...
MyOpenMath - Reopening the Assignment
QUESTION: I wasn’t finished with my homework, but the system gave me a score. Can the assignment be reopened? ANSWER: MyOpenMath grades each question and records the score as you progress through the assignment. You can continue working on homework ...
Submitting Multiple Files in Canvas
Some assignments require you to submit more than one file at the same time, e.g. a separate works cited document. To do this, you must first have the files saved to your device's storage. If you are using the Student Portal / web version of Office ...