Managing Non-Gradable Harmonize Discussions

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Instructors can create non-gradable discussions in Harmonize.


Accessing Non-Gradable Harmonize Discussions


From the Harmonize Communication Center

Navigate to the Harmonize Communication Center and click the Discussions card:

Communication Center: Discussion Card


Alternatively, click the Harmonize link in the Canvas Course Navigation (Canvas only):

Canvas Course Navigation: Harmonize Option


From the Harmonize Navigation Menu

Open any Harmonize resource.  In the Harmonize header bar, click the Grid icon to open the Component Drawer and choose Discussions:

Components Drawer: Discussion Option


Viewing the Non-Gradable Harmonize Discussions Page

At the top of the Harmonize Discussions landing page you'll find the usual Harmonize Navigation Menu. Beneath that menu you'll find quick links to Course Topic Activity, which displays activity for all Harmonize Topics & Assignments in the course and the +Topic button. 


Use the Filters and Menu Options to organize your topic list.

Discussion List Page: View and Controls



  • All:  Displays All topics (Current, Upcoming & Closed)
  • Current:  Displays topics that have an Available From and Available Until date that is within the current date or no dates set
  • Upcoming:  Display topics that the Available From date is in the future (Note:  These are only visible to the Instructor)
  • Closed: Display topics that have an Available Until date in the past
  • Hidden: Display topics that have been hidden from students


  • Edit Topic:  Takes the Instructor to edit the topic settings
  • Open in a New Tab:  Opens the topic in a new tab
  • Hide Topic from Students: Hides the topic from students on this page.  Existing links to this discussion in course modules are unaffected.
  • Delete Topic:  Deletes the topic
  • View Activity: Opens the activity reporting for the individual topic


Creating a Non-Gradable Harmonize Discussion

From the Harmonize Discussions page, click the +Topic button:

Discussion List Page: Add Topic Button


Enter a title for your discussion, then click Create Discussion:

Create Non-Graded Discussion: Create Discussion Button


  • NOTE: Only non-gradable discussion topics can be created from this interface. If you'd prefer to create a graded discussion, see Creating Graded Discussions.

Your new discussion is now ready to be edited. To learn more about editing your discussion, visit Editing a Harmonize Topic.


A Quick Note for Blackboard, D2L | Brightspace, and Moodle Users

Non-gradable discussions can also be created by following the steps for creating graded discussions and choosing the "Not Graded" option from the "Is this discussion a graded assignment?" section of the Create Discussion prompt.

Create Discussion: Not Graded Option

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