How do I set up a graded Discussion?

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

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Start Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create 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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