How do I edit or delete discussion replies as a student?

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If your instructor allows, you can edit and delete your own discussion posts. If the edit or delete option does not appear, your instructor has restricted this setting in your course.

Note: This setting does not affect discussions in course groups.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

  Open Discussions

Click a discussion title.

Open Options Icon

Open Settings Icon

Each of your posts have a settings icon with edit and delete options. Click the Options icon on the post you want to modify.

Edit Post

  Edit Post

To edit a post, click the Edit link.

Note: If the edit or delete option does not appear, your instructor has restricted this setting in your course.

Save Edit

Save Edit

Make your edits in the Rich Content Editor [1]. When you are finished, click the Done button [2].

Note: If you have permission to attach files to discussion replies, editing a reply also allows you to remove an attachment.

Verify Edit

Verify Edit

Canvas will indicate the post has been edited. The text will include your name, and the date and time the post was edited. This entry cannot be removed.

Delete Post

  Delete Post

To delete a post, click the Delete link.

Confirm Delete

Confirm Delete

To delete the entry, click the OK button.

Verify Delete

Verify Delete

If you delete a discussion reply with other course user replies attached, Canvas shows a Deleted by notification. The notification includes your name and the date and time the post was deleted. This entry cannot be removed.

However, if you delete a reply that does not have any course user replies attached, Canvas will not display a Deleted by notification.

Please note that your instructor can see that you deleted your replies in the discussion.

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