Discussion boards in Canvas allow for asynchronous interaction between classmates and faculty. In this module, we will review the Discussion Board of Canvas.
To navigate to a discussion, click on a specific discussion from the modules area or the content by weeks area on the Course Home Page.
The content of this page is covered in a video below. Click here to navigate directly to the video.
To make an initial post in a discussion, click the Reply button that appears below the prompt.
To reply to another person's post, click the reply button under that post. The Rich Content Editor will appear, allowing you to type your response, format it, and add any media or documents.
Please Note: There is no option to save your text as a draft. If you need to stop and return to your post, please copy and paste it into a Word Document to save it to your personal device.
At the bottom of the discussion board, before you get to any replies, you have these options.
Within the Discussion Board, there are more tools.
Rubrics for discussions are available at the top right of the discussion board.
The Class Cafe is an ungraded discussion where you can post/answer general class questions. It is recommended that you subscribe to this discussion board so that you are notified if a student asks a question here.