This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas
As a student, I want to be able to upload an image directly to a discussion. I can only do this today using a cludgy, two-step workaround: (1) upload the image to my personal files, then (2) use the content-picker in the discussion-response window to select the image from my files. Instructors can upload images directly to discussions. Students can upload images directly to other parts of Canvas. Seems odd that this use case requires a workaround.
transferred from the old Community Originally posted by: Sunny Washington Thank you especially for contributions by: T Beasley, Stefanie Sanders
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This is now completed for mobile and web.
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