When creating or editing a graded discussion, you can assign a graded discussion to a specific student. Availability date functionality is still available for each graded discussion.
Only the student(s) specified in the discussion details can view the graded discussion.
When using differentiated assignments with the Gradebook, the graded discussion appears as a column for all students, but grade cells are grayed out for students who have not been included in the discussion. Grades cannot be assigned for students who have not been included in the graded discussion, and graded discussions that are not assigned to a student are not factored into overall grades.
When Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in a course, assignments are also respected against closed grading periods.
Note: If your course is using MasteryPaths, you do not have to manually assign graded discussions to individual students. Learn how to assign assignments to MasteryPaths.
In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.
Enter a title  and add content  to your discussion.
Click the Graded checkbox.
Enter the number of points possible . Select the Grading Type  and Assignment Group , and assign Peer Reviews , if any.
By default, Canvas will set your assignment for everyone in your course. To create the assignment for a specific student, click the Everyone remove icon , then start to type in the name of a student . Search fields are dynamic, and you can search for students by first or last name. When the full name appears, click the name. Lists are not scrollable.
You can include more than one student in the To field as long as the students are to be assigned the same due and availability dates.
In the date fields, add your preferred date(s) with the following options:
Note: Beneath the Due Date and Availability date fields, Canvas will display the time zone date and time according to context. If you manage courses in a time zone other than your local time zone and create or edit a due date for a graded discussion, the course and local times are displayed for reference.
To add another student with a different due date and availability dates, click the Add button.
You can also delete additional dates by clicking the remove icon next to the appropriate date.
If you are ready to publish your discussion, click the Save & Publish button . If you want to create a draft of your discussion and publish it later, click the Save button .
If you do not add course sections to the assignment, you will see a warning message asking you if you want to add those sections.
You can click the Continue button  if you don't want to add any sections to the assignment, or click the Go Back button  to go back and add additional sections.
Note: This warning message will not appear if Everyone or all course sections are assigned to the assignment.
If you submit an invalid string of due dates and try to save the graded discussion, Canvas generates an error notification. Such invalid entries include not unlocking the discussion before it is due, not placing the due date inside the range of availability dates, or assigning a date that is outside the course or term dates.
Correct the date and then update the discussion again.
To view users and due dates for the discussion, click the Show Due Dates link.
View the dates assigned to the graded discussion.