How do I create a Graded Discussion for my course?

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

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create Discussion

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

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 and Publish

Save and Publish

If you are ready to publish your discussion, click the Save & Publish button [1]. If you want to create a draft of your discussion and publish it later, click the Save button [2].

When your discussion is saved in a draft state, you can return to the page and publish it at any time by clicking the Publish button.

View the Discussion

View the Discussion

View the graded discussion.