I am a student.
I am not sure if by "insert" you mean "attach" or "embed." Also, I am not sure if you mean in a reply to a discussion or when creating a discussion since instructors can allow students to create their own discussions. My assumption is you mean "attaching" in a reply to a discussion so I'll start there.
Attaching files to discussion replies is something that your instructor can turn on or off. If you don't see an "Attach" icon at the bottom of your discussion reply box then your instructor doesn't have that option enabled. Here are instructions you could pass along to your instructor if you think they intended to have this feature enabled How do I allow students to attach files to a course discussion? If you do see the "Attach" icon just follow the steps in this guide: How do I attach a file to a discussion reply as a student?
If this doesn't address your concern let me know with a few more specifics and I'll be happy to help.
Adam beat me to it!
Hehe, good morning Scott
Probably the easiest path is to attach the PowerPoint presentation as a file in your post or reply like demonstrated in this video:
2015-05-16_0840 - Scott.Dennis's library
Thanks, I just wanted to be sure the program accepted a PPT. or PPTx. file. Attaching is no problem.
I appreciate the quick replies!
You can attach any kind of file. Whether or not your instructor or fellow students will have the proper software to open it on their end is another question. If it turns out to be an issue, you might consider another format for your presentation such as using Google docs.
I wish I could edit my reply.... I meant to type "Hi Mo..."
Presto... Ho is no Hi. Why can't you edit?
I believe you can attach any type of file, you just need to upload it to your files within Canvas first, then you can access it that way.
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