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  • You can reply to a discussion within the Canvas app.

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

    Note: The process of responding to a focused discussion or a threaded discussion is the same, although the layout of the discussion may look different depending on the depth of the discussion thread.

  • The Canvas app helps you keep track of all course discussions. You can also view newly created discussions or changes to discussions in the Notifications tab.

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

    Notes:

    • If a graded discussion includes a rubric, rubrics are not currently supported in the Canvas app.
    • The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If you are a student and Discussions is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.
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  • In Canvas, users can embed media from Arc in any feature area with the Rich Content Editor, including Assignments, Discussions, and Pages. Media is embedded using the Arc LTI tool. You can select existing media and also upload new media through the Arc LTI tool.

    When embedding media in Canvas, comments are enabled by default, but you can choose to disable comments. Regardless of comments, embedded media views are always included in analytics.

    Embedding Media in Assignments and Discussions

    If you are an instructor and embedding media in an assignment or a discussion, you may consider disabling comments. For graded assignments, inline comments are not a replacement for submissions and never display in SpeedGrader. For instance, when embedding media in a graded discussion, students could post inline comments, but to receive a grade, they would also have to post a reply to the graded discussion. The discussion reply would display in SpeedGrader for grading. However, comments could be enabled when embedding media in a No Submission or Not Graded assignment.

    Embedding Media as a Student

    If you are a student, media you embed into a Canvas course or group is created as a new copy owned by your instructor. When embedding media, you will not be able to edit any details, so you may want to confirm the name of your media before it is uploaded. Otherwise, you can contact your instructor to modify the details of your media.

    Manual Studio Guide
  • In Canvas, users can embed media from Arc in any feature area with the Rich Content Editor, including Assignments, Discussions, and Pages. Media is embedded using the Arc LTI tool. You can select existing media and also upload new media through the Arc LTI tool.

    When embedding media in Canvas, comments are enabled by default, but you can choose to disable comments. Regardless of comments, embedded media views are always included in analytics.

    Embedding Media in Assignments and Discussions

    If you are an instructor and embedding media in an assignment or a discussion, you may consider disabling comments. For graded assignments, inline comments are not a replacement for submissions and never display in SpeedGrader. For instance, when embedding media in a graded discussion, students could post inline comments, but to receive a grade, they would also have to post a reply to the graded discussion. The discussion reply would display in SpeedGrader for grading. However, comments could be enabled when embedding media in a No Submission or Not Graded assignment.

    Embedding Media as a Student

    If you are a student, media you embed into a Canvas course or group is created as a new copy owned by your instructor. When embedding media, you will not be able to edit any details, so you may want to confirm the name of your media before it is uploaded. Otherwise, you can contact your instructor to modify the details of your media.

    Manual Studio Guide
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