KimberlyDavis02
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Word Count for Discussion Posts

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Could Canvas please add and display in the text box for Discussions a word count feature?  Many faculty require a word count for discussion questions. 

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greydon
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Hello @KimberlyDavis02 

Similar to what @Jeff_F stated, the word count displays for students but not yet within the speedgrader. However, there have been others requesting the same thing and here is a post that gives some good suggestions like using your internet browser tool to count the words amongst other ideas. There is also a post to the idea forum with upvotes. Feel free to upvote this as we implement great ideas such as this that we find within the community. 

Suggestions:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Question-Forum/Word-Count/td-p/144756

Idea:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Word-count-for-Speedgrader-DocViewer-grading/i... 

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GregNordy
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Great point!

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Jeff_F
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greydon
Instructure
Instructure

Hello @KimberlyDavis02 

Similar to what @Jeff_F stated, the word count displays for students but not yet within the speedgrader. However, there have been others requesting the same thing and here is a post that gives some good suggestions like using your internet browser tool to count the words amongst other ideas. There is also a post to the idea forum with upvotes. Feel free to upvote this as we implement great ideas such as this that we find within the community. 

Suggestions:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Question-Forum/Word-Count/td-p/144756

Idea:

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Word-count-for-Speedgrader-DocViewer-grading/i... 

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