Discussion Board posts--word count feature

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Typically, when we assign discussion board posts in a class, there is a word count minimum,such as 250 words. I don't see the students' ability to know what their word count of their post is. Please tell me where they can see this in Canvas. Surely this feature is there, and I am just missing it.

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Thank you very much! There really should be no debate about whether to add this feature or not. It exists in LMS's almost as a standard. This HAS to be a built in feature if Canvas wants to promote the use of Discussion Boards in classeswhich is becoming a norm. If other LMS's are offering itand they do--Canvas needs to as well. In the meantime, I will advise my students to compose elsewhere, then paste their response.

All the best,

G. Aley

Ginette Aley, Ph.D.

Carey Fellow, History Dept.

Kansas State University

Online Adjunct, History Dept.

Purdue University

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