How do I set up a graded Discussion?

You can set up a Discussion that is graded in Canvas.

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Open Discussions

Open Discussions

Click the Discussions link.

Start a Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create a Discussion

Create a Discussion

Create your discussion by utilizing the following options:

  1. Enter your topic title in the topic title field.
  2. Use the Rich Content Editor to format your content.
  3. Create a graded discussion by clicking the Graded checkbox.

Set Grading Details

Type the number of points possible for the discussion in the points possible field [1]. Select the Assignment Group drop-down menu to assign the discussion to an assignment group. Set the due date by clicking the Calendar icon [3].

Save Discussion

Save Discussion

Click the Save button.

Publish Discussion

Click the Publish button.

View the Discussion

View the graded discussion.

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