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Automatic grades from a discussion forum to the grade book

An instructor wants to assign points to students who simply submit a post to a discussion forum (i.e. she does not want to manually grade the posts). Students will get full credit upon submission. How can we set up the discussion to shoot 10 points to the corresponding grade book column upon student submission?

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Community Coach
Community Coach​, the short answer is that this isn't possible on the front end of Canvas, and I'm not sure what would need to be done programmatically on the back-end to get this to happen.

There was a discussion about something similar last month that might provide some possible workarounds - Marking Discussions as Completed Automatically?

Hope this helps!

Community Coach
Community Coach,

We are giving the Canvas Admins area a little bit of love (especially questions that are really, really old) and just want to check in with you.  This will also bring this question new attention. 


Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.  Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.