How do I add an attachment to a discussion in the Student app on my iOS device?

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You can add photo, audio, and video files to your discussion posts.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: Adding an attachment to a Discussion is a course permission. If you cannot add an attachment, this feature has been disabled in your course.

Open Course

Open Course

On the Courses pages, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

Tap the Discussions link.

Note: You may need to swipe your screen to view the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

View Discussions

To view a discussion thread, tap the name of the thread.

Reply to Discussion

Reply to Discussion

To reply to the discussion, tap the Reply icon.

Open Attachments

Open Attachments

To add attachments to your reply, tap the Attachment icon.

Add Attachment

Add Attachment

Then tap the Add icon.

Select Attachment Type

Select Attachment Type

To record an audio attachment, tap the Record Audio button [1]. To take a new photo or video, tap the Use Camera button [2]. To upload a file from your device, tap the Upload File button [3]. To select an image from your device library, tap the Choose From Library button [4].

Record Audio

Record Audio

To record audio, tap the Record button.

Stop Audio

Stop Audio

To stop recording, tap the Stop button.

Use Audio

Use Audio

To upload your audio attachment, tap the Upload button [1]. To delete your recording, tap the Delete icon [2].

Use Camera

Use Camera

To take a photo, tap the Photo option [1]. To take a video, tap the Video option [2].

Confirm Photo or Video

Then tap the Use Photo or Use Video link [1]. To retake the photo or video, tap the Retake link [2].

Upload File

Upload File

Tap the Browse button.

Select File

Then select a file to attach.

Choose from Library

Choose from Library

Select a photo from a photo gallery on your device.

Verify Attachment

Verify Attachment

View your attachment on the Attachments page [1]. If you add multiple attachments, you can scroll down the text field to view them.

To remove the attachment, tap the Remove icon [2]. To return to your discussion, tap the Done link [3].

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