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How do I allow students to attach files to a course discussion?

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How do I allow students to attach files to a course discussion?

Students can attach files to discussion replies in course discussions. This setting is enabled by default and can be managed from the Discussions page or from the Course Settings page. Any attachments added to an ungraded discussion by a student are copied to the student's user files and count against the user quota. However, attachments added to a graded discussion are not counted against the quota.

Disabling this option will restrict students from attaching files in discussion topics, discussion replies, and discussions within course groups. This option does not affect your students' ability to add a file using the Rich Content Editor.

Note: If a student creates a discussion with an attached file, the file will be added to course files in the unfiled folder.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Click the Settings icon.

Edit Discussion Settings

Edit Discussion Settings

Check the Attach files to discussions checkbox [1]. To save discussion settings, click the Save Settings button [2].

Note: Disabling this option will restrict students from attaching files in discussion topics, discussion replies, and discussions within course groups. This option does not affect your students' ability to add a file using the Rich Content Editor.

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