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How do I duplicate a discussion in a course?

How do I duplicate a discussion in a course?

You can duplicate a discussion in your course. When a discussion is duplicated, the word Copy is added to the end of the assignment name. The person who copied the discussion is shown as the author of the discussion and is immediately subscribed to the discussion, and the date the discussion was copied displays as the last posted date.

Duplicating a discussion defaults the copied discussion to an unpublished status. All items in the discussion are duplicated including the name, description, and options. In graded discussions, duplication exceptions include the following situations:

  • Copied peer review discussions retain the peer review settings and Assign Review date, but the number of reviews per user will be set to zero.
  • Copied discussions are always assigned to everyone in the course; differentiated discussions are not retained for individual users, groups, or sections.
    • If a differentiated discussion includes an Everyone Else date, the copied discussion retains the Everyone else date, if any.
    • If a differentiated discussion does not include an Everyone Else date, the copied discussion does not include a due date.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Duplicate Discussion

Locate the discussion you want to duplicate and click the Options icon [1]. Click the Duplicate link [2].

View Duplicate

View the discussion duplicate in your course.

Note: If applicable to your course, the Discussions page displays any Blueprint Course icons after the page is refreshed.

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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