Does anyone know if there is a way to get a word count in discussion postings? Thanks.
Unfortunately this feature is not available at this time. There is a feature request currently out there that I recommend you add your vote and voice to: Word Count.
The only workaround would be to copy and paste the posting into Word or another text editor.
Hi Robbie. Thanks so much for the feedback and the link for voting. Hopefully we will see this feature soon.
OK, good news; While I can't share a specific timeline, it looks promising that we will be able to add a word count to the rich content editor where a user will see a running count as they are typing in the editor. Hopefully this will happen in the next few release cycles - again, no promises, but we are working on it.
I've had to use four different LMS's among the schools I teach for. One of them just switched from a different LMS to yours, but the other LMS automatically listed Word Count in discussion forum, whereas Canvas doesn't. Having to copy and paste into Word to get a word count is going to get very tedious and is going to make it seem like a step backwards for many faculty who've gotten used to seeing it automatically displayed for them. Looks like this issue has been stuck since at least 2015. Any plans for putting this on the front burner soon?
Chris, the best place for updates on this topic and to share your feedback is the Feature Idea for this - Word Count. Right now the idea is on Product Radar and I would recommend voting and commenting on it.
Anyone know if the word count for discussions will be revisited? It would be soooo helpful!
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