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How do I view Discussions in the Student app on my Android device?

How do I view Discussions in the Student app on my Android device?

The Canvas Student app helps you keep track of all course discussions. You can also view newly created discussions or changes to discussions in the Notifications tab.

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

Notes:

  • Rubrics are not currently supported for graded discussions in the Canvas Student app.
  • The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If Discussions is not available in your Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

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.

Note: You may need to swipe your screen to view Discussions in the menu.

View Discussions

View Discussions

Pinned discussion will always display at the top of the page [1]. For each discussion, you can view the number of total replies [2] and the number of replies you have not read [3].

Discussions with unread posts are indicated by a blue dot [4].

Swipe your device from top to bottom to quickly refresh Discussions.

To view a discussion thread, tap the name of the thread.

View Discussion

View Discussion

For each discussion, you can view the title [1], point value [2], due date [3], availability dates [4], and description [5].

View Discussion Replies

View Discussion Replies

Replies can be viewed below the discussion topic. Swipe down on your device to view all replies.

If any users have replied to each other, you can view the replies within replies.

Comments

Hi, I have a question about this line: "To view a discussion thread, tap the name of the thread."  I am thinking that refers to the name of the discussion.

Is there any way to collapse/expand threads in the mobile apps?

Thanks!

Hello @Nancy_Webb_CCSF,

Looking at the Student app on my Android device, it does not appear that there is a way to collapse or expand discussion replies in the app. The replies just display in the list in the same way as pictured in the View Discussion Replies step of this lesson.

Cody 

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
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  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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