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Missing file attachment on discussion board reply

Hi, last semester, students were able to use the discussion board to attach a file concept map and then look at other uploaded concept maps to make comments. This semester the link it missing. Is this a glitch or on purpose? Will it return?

Thank you

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You may need to enable it.  Here is a quick resource

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Community Coach

Hello bcady01@baker.edu Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thank you for posting your question.  The animation that ddick@wcc.vccs.edu has provided is also covered in this Guide: How do I allow students to attach files to a course discussion?.  In addition to Dave's response, you can also toggle file attachments for discussion topics on/off via your course "Settings" screen.  Please check out How do I set details for a course?, and scroll to the "View More Options" section near the bottom of this Guide.  You'll see a check-box for "Let students attach files to discussions".  You'd need to turn this on for every course that you wanted students to have this ability.

I hope this helps, Barbara.