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How do I add a discussion in the Teacher app on my Android device?

You can add a regular discussion in your course using the Teacher app.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: Graded discussions cannot be added using the app.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

Tap the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

Add Discussion

Tap the Add icon.

Add Discussion

In the Title field [1], add a title for the discussion.

In the Description field [2], add a description for the discussion. You can use the Rich Content Editor menu to format your description [3]. If necessary, you can view all formatting options by swiping the formatting menu left and right. The Rich Content Editor supports undo, redo, bold, italics, underline, text color, bullet list, numbered list, hyperlink, and images.

Note: Images can only be added by referencing the URL to the image; the Teacher app does not currently host any media uploaded from your mobile device.

Attach File

Attach File

To attach a file to your message, tap the Attach icon [1]. Then select the type of file you want to upload [2]. You can attach a new image from your camera, an image from your gallery, or a file form your device.

Set Options

Set Options

To publish your discussion, tap the Publish button [1].

To allow threaded replies, tap the Allow threaded replies button [2].

If you want to require users to have to post to the discussion before seeing replies from others, tap the Users must post before seeing replies button [3].

Set Availability

Set Availability

To set availability dates for the discussion, tap the Available From option [1] and/or Available Until option [2]. For each option you can set a date and time.

Send Discussion

Send Discussion

Tap the Send icon.