Is there any way the Discussion Board entries can be modified to add hanging indentation formatting? I am teaching a library research class and students are required to post their resources in MLA 8th ed. formatting which requires hanging indents.
Laura, it's possible to format a hanging indent, but will require some rudimentary knowledge of HTML, as it will require switching views to the HTML Editor. Gerol Petruzella has written this up at Hanging Indents: code-snippet.
That said, when I taught writing-intensive classes, I didn't ask my students to post their resources using the Canvas rich content editor, as it's not designed for formal formatting of the sort that MLA and APA require. Instead, I had them upload Word documents containing their properly-formatted references or works cited lists; Word is much better suited for this.
If your discussions aren't currently set to allow attachments, you can enable them by following the directions in How do I allow students to attach files to a course discussion?
Thank you for the information.
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