Automatic grades for post and reply
This Canvas idea Automatic Grading - Instructure Community (canvaslms.com) doesn't mention Discussions Redesign, but could it be added to features planned for the future? Make Automatic grading for Post and Reply discussions possible, points given for posting when the post or reply is made. Using the gradebook to set default grade will give points to everyone without regard to whether posts were made.
Besides replying or commenting, teachers then need to go to speedgrader to enter points so it's time consuming.