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How do I reply to a discussion as a student in Canvas for Elementary?

This lesson applies to users at institutions that have enabled the Canvas for Elementary user interface.

You can easily reply to any discussion. However, the reply option may vary depending upon how your instructor set up the discussion. Discussion replies can be edited or deleted, as long as your instructor has not restricted this setting in your course.

Notes:

  • The discussion reply Rich Content Editor includes a word count display below the bottom right corner of the text box.
  • If your discussion looks different than what is displayed in this lesson, your instructor may be using Discussions Redesign in your course. Learn how to reply to a discussion in Discussions Redesign.

Open Schedule

Open Schedule

In the Homeroom [1], click the Schedule tab [2].

Note: You can also access discussions through your subject's Schedule tab, your subject's Modules tab, or the Calendar link in Global Navigation.

Open Discussion

Open Discussion

The Homeroom Schedule displays this week's items for all of your subjects.

To view items for previous or future weeks, click the Previous or Next buttons [1].

To view your missing items, click the Show missing items drop-down [2].

Discussion items display a Discussion icon [3].

To open a discussion, click the discussion name [4].

View Discussion Details

View Assignment Details

Discussion details display including the To-Do date, if assigned [1], points possible [2], allowed submission types [3], allowed submission attempts [4], and the discussion topic [5].

If the discussion includes a rubric, the rubric displays [6].

Reply to Discussion

Reply to Discussion

To reply to the main discussion, click the Reply field.

Post Reply

Post Reply

Add your reply, links, files, and other media in the Rich Content Editor [1]. If allowed in your course, you may also attach files [2].  

To post your reply, click the Post Reply button [3].

Note: If you post your discussion response before an attached image finishes uploading, Canvas displays a warning message.

View Your Reply

View Your Reply

Your reply is posted at the bottom of the discussion reply thread [1]. The border of your post will flash indicating it has been newly posted.

If your discussion replies are automatically marked as read, your new reply displays a Read icon [2]. However, if you manually mark your posts as read, the unread icon will remain until you manually mark it as read.

Thread a Discussion Reply

Reply to a Comment in a Focused Discussion

To respond to a discussion reply, click the Reply link.

Note: Depending on how your instructor set up the discussion, the reply field may look slightly different.

Post Reply

Post Reply

Add your reply, links, files, and other media in the Rich Content Editor [1]. If allowed in your course, you may also attach files [2].  

To post your reply, click the Post Reply button [3].

Note: If you post your discussion response before an attached image finishes uploading, Canvas displays a warning message.

View Reply

View Reply

Your reply displays at the bottom of the discussion thread.

If your discussion replies are automatically marked as read, your new reply displays a Read icon [1].

If you have selected to manually mark read discussion posts, your post displays an Unread icon [2] until you manually mark it as read.