Is there a way to have a discussion that is worth points, but not counted toward the final grade? I see the option on the assignments, but not on the discussions.
Hi Kristi Raines Welcome to the worldwide Canvas Community. Yes, absolutely. Whenever you create a Discussion, you should see an OPTIONS area further down the screen, as shown here. As soon as you enable the checkbox for Graded, another window will open up a bit further down where you can input the number of points and see all of the other options that you normally would for an assignment, including due date, etc.
By the way, as you get used to using Canvas, you will find the Instructor's Guide and the Instructor's Videos very helpful during those stressful beginning of the term times when you begin to wonder on earth something works! You can find both again when you head to the Community (as you did when you posted this question) by clicking the Guides link.
Hope this helps a bit!
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