The Canvas Student app helps you keep track of all course discussions. You can also view newly created discussions or changes to discussions in the Notifications tab.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
- Rubrics are not currently supported for graded discussions in the Canvas Student app.
- The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If Discussions is not available in your Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.
Tap the Discussions link.
Note: You may need to swipe your screen to view Discussions in the menu.
The most recent discussion will always appear at the top of the app. However, replies to the discussions stay housed within the discussion itself.
Swipe your device from top to bottom to quickly refresh Discussions.
To view a discussion thread, tap the name of the thread.
View Discussion Indicators
In Discussions, the total number of replies are indicated by a gray numbered indicator . The additional indicator box shows the number of replies that are unread .
View Focused Discussions
Focused discussions are considered regular discussions. Focused discussions are used for single replies and related comments.
View Threaded Discussion
Threaded discussions allow multiple replies within replies. You can reply to any discussion post or reply in the thread.
The total number of replies are shown by the numbered indicators.