How do I start a Discussion with my Group?

You can start Discussions with a group in Canvas.

Locate Group

Locate Group

Find the group you want to start a Discussion in by hovering over the Courses & Groups link. Click the title of Group to open it.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Group Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Locate Start a New Topic

Locate Start a New Topic

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create a Discussion

Edit discussion information:

  1. Type a title for the discussion in the topic field.
  2. Write a discussion prompt using the Rich Content Editor.
  3. Use the Content Selector in the Sidebar to link to course Pages, Assignments, Discussions, etc.
  4. Attach a file to your discussion. (Note: If the attachment option does not appear, your instructor has restricted this setting. Depending on your browser you may also see "Browse" instead of "Choose File".)  
  5. Create a threaded replies by clicking the Allow threaded replies checkbox.

Save Discussion

Save Discussion

Click the Save button to start the discussion.

View Discussion

View the discussion you started in your group.

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