Canvas Transition: Review and Change Discussions (Forums in Moodle)

Discussions in Canvas are very simple and straight-forward, so there is not much you can do to align them to their Moodle counterparts.

There are some items you need to do:

  • Ensure all forums transitioned. 
  • Ensure all graded forums transitioned to graded discussions.

Checking if all Forums transitioned to Discussions

  1. Go to the Course menu.
  2. Click Discussions.
  3. Compare the number of discussions listed with the number of forums that were in Moodle.
  4. Manually recreate any that did not transition.

Reviewing and changing Discussion settings

  1. Go to the Course menu.
  2. Click Discussions.
  3. Click on the discussion you want to review.
  4. Click Edit.
    • If the discussion is ungraded, be sure the Graded option is not checked
    • If the discussion is meant to be graded, review the following discussion Options
      1. Graded should be checked.
      2. Points Possible box should have the total points.
      3. Display Grade As should be Points
  5. Change the Assignment Group of the discussion so it matches the Moodle grade category if it is not already in the correct group.
    Above-mentioned discussion settings highlighted