Revise Discussions topics.

Before publishing your course, there are a couple things to modify in the Discussions tool based on your course goals.

Tip: You can use the information in this article as you work through Step 3: Revise in the Checklist for Reusing Content from UVACollab. Go back to the checklist for additional steps.

Revise Topic Titles.

Each topic in the migrated course will include the name of its forum and then the name of the topic, e.g., Basic-Course Forum - General Discussion. You can edit to remove the forum title, if desired.

Revise Topic Options.

  • Enable Grading: All discussion topics are imported as ungraded by default. If your discussion topic should be graded, you need to select the Graded checkbox.
  • Configure Group Discussions: If access to discussion topics should be restricted to specific groups of students, you will need to select This is a Group Discussion and configure the group settings.
  • Update Availability Dates: If your original topic included date restrictions, update the Available From and Until dates for the course.

Note: Canvas Discussions does not include the following options. We recommend using Piazza for these features.

Edit a discussion topic.

Return to the Checklist.

Go back to the Checklist for Reusing Content from UVACollab to continue evaluating your content.