I typed a response in a discussion page. It is one that took me a few hours to compose. The page refreshed and my reply was gone. Is there a way to recover it?
Hello, Stephanie, and welcome to the Canvas Community! I'm sorry to have to tell you that the discussion post cannot be recovered. Although it's small consolation now, I always advise my students to compose anything long in an outside program, save frequently, and then copy and paste the text into the Canvas Rich Content Editor (RCE).
I also get frustrated by the lack of auto-save capability, so I've installed a browser extension on Firefox and Chrome. It's called Lazarus form recovery, and it has come to the rescue on many an occasion. A single right click shows you options to recover some, if not all, of the lost text. Here are the download links:
Chrome: Lazarus: Form Recovery - Chrome Web Store
Firefox: Lazarus: Form Recovery :: Add-ons for Firefox
Last, Canvas is working on auto-save capability anywhere the RCE appears, and I hope you'll add your feedback and vote to Auto Save in Rich Content Editor, currently in development.
Hello Stephanie Mullins...
I wanted to check in with you because there hasn't been any new activity in this thread for about two months. Have you had a chance to review the information provided in Stefanie Sanders' above response? Have you tried installing any of the browser extensions that she suggested? Please consider marking her answer as "Correct" if you feel that she has answered your question. However, if you are still looking for assistance, please post an additional reply below so that members of the Canvas Community can assist. For now, since there hasn't been any activity since January 20th, I'm going to mark your question as "Assumed Answered", but that won't prevent you or others from posting additional replies to this topic. I hope this is okay with you. Looking forward to hearing back from you, Stephanie!
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