How do I create a discussion forum in Canvas?

A discussion forum can be created by clicking on Discussions in the left margin of Canvas. A new forum can be created for students and specific forums can be “pinned” at the top of the page for easy access.

Guide: What are Canvas Discussions?
Guide: How to Create a Discussion Forum in Canvas

When would I use a discussion forum in Canvas?

A discussion board can be used to facilitate discussion and connect students through an online format. For research and examples of how to use online discussion forums effectively, please see our Online Discussion Forums resource page.