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How do I reply to a discussion using Discussion Redesign 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:

  • If the discussion you are accessing displays differently than the steps in this lesson, Discussion Redesign may not be enabled in your course. Please view this guide for more information.
  • The discussion reply Rich Content Editor includes a word count display below the bottom right corner of the text box.
  • If you are unable view responses from other students, you may be required to make a reply before you can view them. Once you reply to the discussion, any other replies will be visible.

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].

Reply to Discussion

Reply to Discussion

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

Post Reply

Post Reply

Add your reply, links, files, and other media in the Rich Content Editor [1]. 

To post your reply, click the Reply button [2].

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 automatically displays at the top of the discussion reply thread.

Thread a Discussion Reply

Thread a Discussion Reply

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

Post Reply

Post Reply

In the discussion thread replies sidebar, add your reply, links, files, and other media in the Rich Content Editor [1]. 

To post your reply, click the Reply button [2].

View Reply

View Reply

Your reply displays at the bottom of the discussion thread.