To whom it may concern:
At my institution, in our System instance, students cannot add a file to Discussions unless the "Teacher" enables the setting to do so. Please consider making this a default feature.
Hi Jamison and Welcome to the Canvas Community!
Current state ................. if faculty want students to be able to add attachments, they simply need to enable it in their courses.
Your proposal ................ if faculty don't want students to be able to add attachments, they simply need to disable it in their courses.
My perspective ............. Six of one, and a half-dozen of the other!
I agree, Kelley, but it really would be great if that setting were somewhere close to the Discussion tool instead of being buried in Settings and more options! And it would be even more super if setting that to "on" allowed more than the addition of a single attached file!
it really would be great if that setting were somewhere close to the Discussion tool instead of being buried in Settings and more options!
What am I missing? I just clicked on the Gear icon at the upper right of the Discussions list, and it's right there.
well so it is! Wonder how long I've missed that! THANKS, Stefanie
...and here's the documentation How do I allow students to attach files to a course discussion?
Whoa those ponies, Stefanie , I missed that too!
Makes me wonder how long that has been there!
Anyways, thanks for the learning opportunity!
Agreed, Cynthia !
Actually, it is not "Six of one, and a half-dozen of the other".
Instructors and students expect that they can add attachments to Canvas activities by default. When they can't, they go to local support for an answer as to why they do not have permission to do this.
It is like not allowing attachments to an email by default. There are few, if any, reasons to deny attachments on an activity and a multitude of reasons to allow attachments.
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