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

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

You can create new discussions using the Canvas Student app.

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

Note: Creating a discussion is a course permission. If you cannot create a new discussion, this feature has been disabled in your course.

Open Course

Open Course

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

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

Tap the Discussions link.

Note: You may have to swipe your screen to view the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

Add Discussion

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 Description field [2]. To format your description, add links, or upload an image, use the Rich Context Editor [3].

If you want to allow your discussion to be a threaded discussion, tap the Allow threaded replies toggle button [4]. You can also add an attachment to your discussion with the Attachment icon [5]. When you are finished, tap the Done link [6].

View New Discussion

View New Discussion

View your new discussion.

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
  • Have an idea to improve Canvas? Visit the Idea Conversations space.
  • 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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