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MichaelKorsak
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I DO NOT HAVE A DISCUSSION TAB IN MY DASHBOARD. WHO CAN HELP ME WITH THIS?

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chofer
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Good morning, @MichaelKorsak ...

Sorry to read that you are having difficulties with Discussions in your course.  For clarification purposes, Discussions do not really appear on the Canvas Dashboard (the first screen you see when you log into Canvas).  They are normally accessed from within your course.  However, a Discussions icon may appear on a Course Card on your Canvas Dashboard.  Check out the "View Card Details" section in either of these Guides:

First, we need to know if you are an instructor or a student.  Depending on which role you have in this course will determine what information you'll want to follow below:

If you are an instructor, your "Discussions" course navigation button may not yet be enabled within your Canvas course.  You can easily enable the "Discussions" course navigation button following the instructions in this Guide: How do I manage Course Navigation links? - Canvas Community.  Don't forget to "publish" your discussion topics, too.  The "Discussions" course navigation button may not show to students (if you want them to see that course navigation button) until at least one discussion topic is "published".  How do I publish or unpublish a discussion as an i... - Canvas Community  Or, another option for you (which is also briefly mentioned in this Guide) is to keep the "Discussions" course navigation button hidden from your students (you can still publish each discussion topic, though) and then add those topics in the order you want within your course "Modules".  How do I add course content as module items? - Canvas Community

If you are a student, there are a couple possibilities that would depend on how your instructor has things configured in your course.  It's entirely possible that your instructor has purposely hidden the "Discussions" course navigation button from you and your classmates in this course.  You would need to check with your instructor for sure, though.  How do I get help with Canvas as a student? - Canvas Community  Your instructor may have set up the course so that you are accessing all discussion topics through the "Modules" course navigation button of your course...where instructors can organize the course content in the order they want for the course.  How do I view Modules as a student? - Canvas Community  Another place to look may also be in your "Assignments" course navigation button...if that button is visible to you.  How do I view Assignments as a student? - Canvas Community  However, only graded discussions would be listed on this screen...not non-graded discussions.  Finally, double-check to make sure that the "Discussions" course navigation button is or is not showing in your course.  How do I view Discussions as a student? - Canvas Community  If it is showing, all discussion topics (including both graded and non-graded topics) would show on this screen that your instructor has "published" (made available) for you and your classmates to see.

Hopefully this will help a bit.  Sing out if you have any other question about this information.  Take care...be well.