Class discussions on Canvas

Interactive discussion topics for students can be set up in your Canvas Course. You can create graded or ungraded discussion boards where students can post, read other responses, and reply.

To set up Canvas Course discussions, log in to your Canvas course and click on Discussions in the Navigation bar. Click the “+ Discussion” blue button in the upper right side of the page. Create a title and description for your discussion; you can also add links, files and images. If you want to grade the discussion, check the ‘Graded’ checkbox. Once you are ready, click on ‘Save & Publish’.

For more information on Canvas discussions, contact the Learning Centre at