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How do I allow students to create a course discussion?

How do I allow students to create a course discussion?

You can allow students to create a new discussion by changing the settings from the Discussions page. When this setting is enabled, discussions created by students become part of the course and are included in future course copies and exports unless the discussions are deleted.

The course discussion student setting can also be changed from the Course Settings page.

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

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 Create discussion topics checkbox.

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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