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How do I reply to a discussion in Discussions Redesign as a student?

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.

Before submitting a reply for a graded discussion, you may want to review all discussion information, such as the graded discussion rubric, if any.

Notes:

  • 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 Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Open Discussion

Click the title of the discussion.

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.