I was in the middle of posting a discussion and I have no idea what happened or what button I pushed but its gone. Is there any way to try and recover the post
coral cornell Welcome to the Canvas Community! I'm sorry to tell you that your work is well and truly gone and cannot be recovered.
I know this won't do you much good after the fact, but you might want to consider this advice for your future assignments:
I always advised my students that whenever they were working in Canvas in something that required posting a response in the Rich Content Editor that they first compose their work somewhere outside of Canvas where they could save it periodically (such as Word), or better, somewhere where the work autosaves (as in a Google Doc). Personally, I rely on Lazarus Form Recovery which has saved me many times.
Here's a similar post from another student who found herself in the same boat: Missing reply in discussion due to a page refresh
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