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How do I create a Discussion in the Canvas app on my Android device?

Instructors can create new Discussions using the Canvas app. The app also supports draft state, so as an instructor, you can create a discussion and publish it at a later date. However, once a discussion is published, it cannot be unpublished in the app.

If an instructor allows, students may be able to create new Discussions. However, student discussions are always published immediately to the course. If you are student and you cannot create a discussion, your instructor has restricted this feature.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Course Navigation

Open Announcements

Tap the Course Navigation menu.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

Tap the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

View Discussions

Tap the Add icon.

Create Discussion

Create Discussion

Create a title for your Discussion in the title field [1]. Enter the details of your discussion in the message field [2].

If you want to allow your discussion to allow threaded replies, tap the Allow Threaded Replies checkbox [3].

If you want to publish your discussion, tap the Publish checkbox [4]. Otherwise, leaving this checkbox blank will save the discussion as a draft. You can return to the discussion and publish it at a later date. Once a discussion is published, it cannot be unpublished in the app.

When you are finished, tap the check mark icon [5].

View New Discussion

View New Discussion

View your new discussion.

Edit Discussion

Edit Discussion

Tap the Edit icon to make changes to your discussion title and/or initial post.