How do I attach a file to a discussion reply?

If your instructor allows file attachments, you can attach a file to a discussion reply using the attachment icon. Attachments can be added to both graded and non-graded discussions.

Any attachments added as part of discussions are copied to your user files. Attachments for graded discussions are not counted against your user quota and cannot be deleted.


  • If the attachment icon does not display, this option is not available in your course.
  • If your attachment causes you to exceed your user file quota, the file may fail to attach to an ungraded discussion.
  • If you have permission to¬†edit or delete discussion replies, editing a reply also allows you to remove an attachment.