Posting Discussions

You can use Canvas to start discussions with or among your students.

  • Log into Canvas.
  • Select a course from the dropdown menu.
  • Select Discussions from the left-hand sidebar.
  • Click the blue "+ Discussion" button.
  • Enter the title of the discussion.
  • Pose your question.
  • Choose whether you want to make the discussion threaded to allow students to respond to each other’s posts.
  • Choose whether you want to make the discussion and its replies available as a podcast.
  • Choose whether you want to delay the posting of the topic until a specified date.
  • Choose whether you want to make the discussion graded.
    • Enter the number of points the discussion is worth.
    • Choose the appropriate assignment group for students' posts.
    • Select the date students' posts are due.
  • Click the Save button when you are finished.

Click here to learn how to create assignments in Canvas.

Click here to learn how to create quizzes in Canvas.

Click here to learn how to create surveys in Canvas.