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what is the difference between discussion and conversation?

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what is the difference between discussions and conversations?

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kona
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 @julia_lamm , discussions refer to discussion forums which can be a graded or non-graded place for an Instructor to add a prompt and then for students to post their replies to the prompt and to each other - How do I create a discussion as an instructor? 

In Canvas a Conversation refers to the Inbox, which is the internal messaging system in Canvas. This is similar to email, people can message each other privately or whole class messages, but it is based in Canvas. It will however forward out to the person’s default email - https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12810-4152719677 

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kona
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 @julia_lamm , discussions refer to discussion forums which can be a graded or non-graded place for an Instructor to add a prompt and then for students to post their replies to the prompt and to each other - How do I create a discussion as an instructor? 

In Canvas a Conversation refers to the Inbox, which is the internal messaging system in Canvas. This is similar to email, people can message each other privately or whole class messages, but it is based in Canvas. It will however forward out to the person’s default email - https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12810-4152719677 

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Kona

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