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How do I create a discussion in the Student app on my Android device?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I create a discussion in the Student app on my Android device?

If an instructor allows, students may be able to create new discussions. However, student discussions are always published immediately to the course. If you cannot create a discussion, your instructor has restricted this feature.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

Tap the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

View Discussions

Tap the Add icon.

Create Discussion

Create Discussion

Create a title for your discussion in the Title field [1]. Enter the details of your discussion in the Message field [2]. To format your description text, use the Rich Content Editor icons [3].

To allow your discussion to allow threaded replies, tap the Allow Threaded Replies button [4]. To require other students to post before seeing replies, tap the Students must post before seeing replies button [5].

When you are finished, tap the Send icon [6].

View New Discussion

View New Discussion

View your new discussion.

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